You can expect 12-16 years of happy times with your Mini Fox Terrier. Sometimes they will be curious and amusing, other times they will be cuddly, and still sometimes they will loyally and tirelessly guard your home. One major plus for this breed is, although they adore attention, they will be fine while you go about your normal daily activities. In fact, if they are properly trained, they can and will accompany you on your travels. Barking is also not a problem for this breed, unless they feel they need to alert you, they are not considered a loud or yappy breed.
While a fenced yard will be appreciated, it is certainly not a requirement. These little dogs are well suited to apartment living and should not spend the majority of time outdoors where is is cold. Owners and breeders also say these pups detest being wet! Members of this breed need moderate exercise which can include hunting, obedience and agility training, walks, the dog part, playtime in a fenced yard, games and toys; they also will thrive in the attention from older kids and play with them for hours. There is really no age restriction that would not get along wonderfully with this breed except for very small children that are not of age to be taught how to respectfully handle a pet.
In addition to being a hardy dog for a toy breed, they require very little grooming maintenance. Their short, glossy coat would benefit from a weekly brushing to remove dead hairs, and the occasional bath will be necessary. As with every breed, a regular maintenance routine will be beneficial, clean the ears and teeth at least weekly and trim the nails when they appear to need it (immediately so if you can hear them "clicking" on the floor). Although little is needed to maintain a Toy Foxie's effortless elegant and clean looks, they are not a hypoallergenic breed.