Miniature Pinscher vs Toy Fox Terrier

Compare the Miniature Pinscher to the Toy Fox Terrier. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Miniature Pinschers and Toy Fox Terriers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Miniature Pinscher and Toy Fox Terrier are good choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Toy Fox Terrier is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Miniature Pinscher and Toy Fox Terrier are very low maintenance and easy to groom.
  • Barking - The Toy Fox Terrier bark/howls frequently. The Miniature Pinscher has a low tendency to bark.
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Miniature Pinscher vs Toy Fox Terrier
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White Black & Tan Toy Fox Terrier
Breed NameMiniature PinscherToy Fox Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-14 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Height10-12 in.8½-11½ in.
Weight8-11 lb3½-7 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryGermanyUnited States
Origin YearUnknown1930 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessGoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyGoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageGood
Stranger FriendlyGoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹60°F to 80°F55°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsRarelyVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHigh-Very HighHigh
Exercise RequiredMediumMedium
Top Running Speed16 mph16 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow-Medium
SheddingLowLow
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameMiniature PinscherToy Fox Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesNo
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsBelow AverageAverage
FightingVery LowBelow Average
GuardingVery LowBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingVery LowBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminHighBelow Average
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageBelow Average
Health Comparison
Breed NameMiniature PinscherToy Fox Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan10-14 yrs.13-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Demodectic MangeNoYes
EpilepsyYesNo
HypothyroidismYesNo
Legg-perthes DiseaseYesYes
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Von Willebrand's DiseaseNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameMiniature PinscherToy Fox Terrier
Coat
HairYesNo
FurNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
Black & RustYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
Blue & RustYesNo
Blue & TanYesNo
Blue Stag RedYesNo
Chocolate & RustYesNo
Chocolate & TanYesNo
Chocolate Stag RedYesNo
Fawn & RustYesNo
Isabella & Stag RedYesNo
Isabella & TanYesNo
RedYesNo
Stag RedYesNo
White & BlackNoYes
White & TanNoYes
White, Black, & TanNoYes
White, Chocolate, & TanNoYes