Torey, Freda and Iris
Toy Fox Terriers
are active toy dogs who are easy to train and even easier to
love. They are a big dog in a little package. TFTs are a
combination of two great groups of dogs...the terriers and the toys and
share the characteristics of both groups. TFTs are versatile
dogs. Their small size makes them ideal for people living in
apartments and mobile homes. Since they don't eat much they are
an economical pet for senior citizens or families on limited
budgets. As a terrier they are also comfortable in country
settings. Their hunting skills vary from catching small rodents
around the farm to being used by sportsmen for squirrel hunting.
They are also a great companion and lap buddy for cold nights on the
couch watching television. TFTs get along well with larger
breed dogs. We have placed puppies in homes with german
sherperds, water spaniels, great danes and many other larger breeds.
How We Raise Our Puppies
TFTs are part of the family. There are no kennels here. All
our dogs are raised in the house and they decide who gets to sit on the
couch. Most nights you will find me in the recliner with all the
dogs on my lap. We really enjoy these little dogs and hardly remember
what life would be like without them.
mom has pups, they are in a quiet room away from all the commotion of a
busy household. We begin to hold the pups as soon as mom is
comfortable with that. As soon as the pup's eyes have opened and
they are starting to move around a bit, they are moved to the living
room in a playpen. That way they are exposed to lots of noises
and people and begin to get socialized. Also, mom begins to get
more accustomed to the pups being held and being away from her for
longer periods of time. We continue to expose them to as many people as
possible and as many sounds and other sensations as possible.
are very intelligent. Quite a few of the pups we have placed have
been trained to use a litter box. This can be very
useful in cold Minnesota winters. You don't want to send two
pound puppies outside to go to the bathroom. We do have dvds
available to explain this training process.
older dogs are eventually introduced to the pups and are quite gentle
with them. They seem to know that the pups are little "thems" and
let the pups nibble on their ears or pat at their noses.
pups are placed in their new homes when they are seven to eight weeks
old. We believe that this is the best time for them to bond with their
new families. They still need a lot of socializing. And we
also recommend obedience training. It is always a sad time around
here when we have to say
goodbye to our pups but we strive to develop long term relationships
with their new families and hope to be updated for the rest of the