So, you are looking for a small dog with loads of energy?
Also, you want one that is smart and loyal, and wants to please you all day, every day? It sounds to us that what you are looking for is the Mini Foxy Russel Terrier.
This breed comes as a mix of two purebred breeds, namely, Jack Russell Terrier and Mini Fox Terrier.
What you get with this new breed is the best definition of the terrier breed in general; courageous and extremely active.
And, even though this is a relatively new breed and still not much is known about it, it is already recognized by many competitive associations and canine registrations.
However, due to the fact that these dogs can vary in appearance because standards have not been set yet, it can be quite complicated to find a healthy pup with no hidden flaws.
To help you out, we have prepared all the facts and information you should know before welcoming the latest addition to your family.
You will learn how to find a reputable breeder, which health conditions to keep an eye on, how to train your pup, and plenty of other useful things.
To start off, let’s see what you need to know before you buy the Mini Foxy Russell puppy.
Mini Foxy Russell Puppies – Before You Buy…
Like with any other animal, before you decide to buy one, there are certain things you should be aware of. For example, you first need to see if this animal fits your budget.
Now, when it comes to Mini Fox Russell puppies, you should also be very careful about which breeder you want to buy the pup.
And, finally, you should also try and find out the little-known details regarding this breed so that you know what you are getting into, especially while they are pups.
What price are Mini Foxy Russell’s puppies?
Yes, we know that when you type into google Mini Foxy Russell price, you can get results that show around $300 which is a bargain for such a breed.
However, this is a HUGE risk because those pups are in most cases breed in bad conditions in puppy mills.
So, if you want a healthy puppy that has a proof that its parents don’t have a genetic hereditary health issue, you should be prepared to cash out from $500 to $1000, or even higher, if you want a premium-quality dog that will win you medals.
How to find reputable Mini Foxy Russell breeders?
The big question “How to find a reputable Mini Foxy Russell breeder and get what you paid for?” It’s much easier than you think if you know what to pay attention to and what to ask for.
For example, before meeting with the breeder, get to know as much as you can about this breed.
Things like the specific trait of each parent, specific health issues parents’ breeds encounter (we will talk more about that later), proof of health clearances for both parents and a full documented medical history of both parents and the pup, and what to expect from this breed.
If the breeder can’t provide the documents you asked for, he is in it just for the money and not interested in the breed except selling the pups, and what’s worse, such breeders usually want to invest in the puppies as less as possible so vet checkups and high-quality food is out of the question for them.
Our advice? Avoid such breeders and keep looking for a professional breeder that specializes in this breed in particular.
Reputable breeders already know what questions you are going to ask and which papers he needs to show and he will have everything prepared in advance.
Also, you will notice his interest in this breed and how he is devoted to both the parents and the litter.
This is the type of a breeder with whom you have the highest chances of walking away with a healthy pup that will grow up to be a fine specimen of its breed, if, of course, you take proper care of him.
3 Little-known facts about Mini Foxy Russell puppies
Here are the promised little-known facts about the puppies, which, in our opinion, are useful if you want to know what to expect and not be caught off guard.
- The pups can be quite stubborn, despite their cute demeanor
Even though Mini Foxy Russell pups look like plush toys that will sit on the sofa the whole day and wiggle their tales to your every word, they can get quite stubborn and easily offended.
But, if you start the training early, their stubbornness can dull out a bit and they can behave much better.
- Pups from the same litter can have three different eye colors
Since this is a mixed breed, don’t be surprised if you see a litter where the pups have up to 3 different eye colors even though they come from the same parents.
This is not a health issue and there’s nothing to worry about.
- The pups are unbelievably active even with their little legs!
You probably know how Terriers are energy filled and restless despite their tiny legs. It’s hard to believe that the Mini Foxy Russell puppies can be that active as well, yet it’s true.
They are little firecrackers right from the start and they stay that way their entire life.
Physical Traits of the Mini Foxy Russell
Now that we covered preliminary questions, it’s time to get to know the physical side of the Mini Foxy Russells.
How big is a full-grown Mini Foxy Russell?
Considering that both of the parents are small dog breeds, you cannot expect their offspring to be bigger, right?
On average, the Mini Foxy Russell Terriers, when full-grown, go from 8 to 12 inches in height while their weight, if fed and taken care of properly, goes from 8 to 15 pounds.
The height and weight differences between male and female dogs is minimal, so these ranges apply to both.
What is the life expectancy of the Mini Foxy Russell?
Surprisingly, this breed is considered to be one of the longest living ones.
If you take good care of your Mini, meaning feeding him or her with high-quality food and providing proper physical and mental exercises, you will have 12 to 15 years of laughs with this little joker.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Mini Foxy Russell
The Mini Foxy Russells are high energy, excitable dogs that are known to be excellent watchdogs, as they immediately bark at strangers.
But, once that they realize that the stranger is your friend and doesn’t represent a threat to him, your Mini Fox Russell will warm up and even play with the “stranger” really soon.
This breed is a great choice for active style families, but, can be problematic when it comes to young children.
However, if you start the training and socialization early, as well as if you teach your kids how to behave around the dog, they will become best buddies in no time.
On the other hand, your dog might not get along so well with other pets from your household, especially if you already have cats or hamsters, as their prey drive kicks in almost immediately.
But, again, proper training and socialization will take care of that as well and you will have a perfect pet balance in your home.
Furthermore, these dogs are really sweet once they get used to you and start considering you as their family, and they will adore your attention.
Also, they will never pass out an opportunity for cuddling or simply sitting on your lap while you watch the TV.
The Mini Foxy Russells have many personalities and they have the energy for each.
However, when you say “NO!”, all those personalities and their energies will melt away and you will have one sensitive little dog that feels like he did his master wrong.
But, don’t let this fool you because the moment you walk out of the door, their energy kick in and they turn into Tasmanian Devils.
This is exactly why this breed needs an owner with plenty of persistence during the training.
But despite all of that, at the end of the day, when you take a look at those life shining almond-shaped eyes and see how much you mean to this dog, you will realize that you made a perfect choice.
Mini Foxy Russell Diet
When it comes to food, the Mini Foxy Russells any different from other small-sized breeds, in terms of how much they can and should eat.
Two-thirds of a cup of food is how much they need for the whole day.
However, they do love sliced meat, although, we recommend making this a treat instead of a regular part of the meal.
Which brings us to the next question, what should your Mini eat? A diet with kibble, sliced fruits, dry dog food, and cereals is all that your dog needs to stay healthy and vital.
How much Exercise does a Mini Foxy Russell need?
The Mini Foxy Russell is a dog that is compact in size yet filled with energy.
They can run all day, jump thousands of times during just one afternoon, and, thanks to their genes, they are crazy about digging.
As you might have guessed by now, this little speedster needs plenty of exercise each day.
On average, around an hour and a half will be enough for him to get rid of all that excess energy, and looking at it weekly, you will have to walk with your dog for around 8 miles.
Also, to make sure your dog has enough physical and mental challenges, you should try both indoor and outdoor games, where your Mini will have a chance to interact with the game and toys, and develop its intelligence.
Mini Foxy Russell Health and Conditions
When it comes to an overall health assessment, there are no major concerns when it comes to Mini Foxy Russells.
However, like every other hybrid breed, they can inherit some health issues from their parent breeds.
In your dog’s case, you will have some minor concerns such as Bladder Stones, Glaucoma, and Atopic Dermatitis.
And, you should take your dog to regular vet checkups and occasional tests such as eye examination, complete physical examination, and Thyroid and blood sugar tests.
All of the mentioned states can be controlled if they occur at all, and there’s no need to worry about this.
My final thoughts on the Mini Foxy Russell
With the health and condition section, we have reached the end of our Mini Foxy Russel guide.
By now, we are sure that you realized what this breed is all about.
The Mini Foxy Russell is a dog that enjoys a good run, especially if we are talking about a good chase.
And, like most intelligent breeds, your Mini needs appropriate levels of exercise and mental stimulation so that it develops its intelligence even more, as well as burn out all that excessive energy.
Otherwise, it might become destructive and it also might start chasing other pets you may have.
However, despite these facts, if you train your dog well and start early with socialization, you will see how unbelievably intelligent this breed is and how it always loves new challenges.
In fact, the major reason why we see them often in movies is due to their love for training and mental stimulation.
All in all, if you and your family live an active lifestyle, you will easily gain a very well trained and well-behaved dog that will make your entire “pack” laugh from the bottom of your hearts.
Emily started this blog out of pure passion. She LOVES her 3 dogs; Chew Barka, Cooper & Nelson, and spends countless hours every day playing with them.
When she’s not nerding out on dogs, you’ll find her on a snowboard or in the kitchen baking chocolate brownies.
She’s been featured in PetAware, Dogtime, and ModernDog.
- Mini Foxy Russell Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Mini Foxy Russell
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Mini Foxy Russell
- Mini Foxy Russell Diet
- Mini Foxy Russell Health and Conditions
- My final thoughts on the Mini Foxy Russell