“ Animal Species: Dogs „
Strange name but this was the registered name of my fox terrier. I had a minature black and white one but they do come in all sizes and also other colors.The day we got him at the breeders he fit in my coat pocket and never got any bigger. I have never seen a better watch dog and although small in size those little teeth can hurt and he was very protective of me. They also have a very loving personality and are not easy to anger. The intelligence of this breed amazes me. I taught him many things. I don't mean your normal, sit, beg or that type of command. I was a teenager and he helped me clean my room. I taught him to take all the papers that I put on the floor and put each one in the wastebasket which he did one at a time. He also learned to jump through hoops and many other things. You can train them to do just about anything. In case your wondering he did not get stuck with his registered name but was called Penny simply because he was so small. These dogs usually live no more than 10 years, the vet we had at the time said and normally pass away from cancer. At ten years of age he developed cancer and had to be put to sleep but I have never forgotten him or his constant companionship and have had many dogs since him. A dog is the most loyal pet you can have and they have so much love to give. They also make good pets for children. If your thinking of getting a dog please consider adopting one from your local shelter. There are so many loving little creatures there that need a good home.
If you want a dog with character and a great love of fun the Fox Terrier is for you! They have a real zest for life and seize every opportunity for fun. Everyone that walks into your house has come for the sole purpose of playing with them (or so they think) .. they will great every visitor with their whole array of toys and can be persistent in the pursuit of play. Training is not always easy .. you have to "ask" a Fox Terrier rather than "order" it which usually meets with a glance of "who do you think you are ordering about". If you want a dog to sit by the fire and fetch your paper the Fox Terrier is definitely not the dog for you! But if you want a dog that is kind, friendly, playful, good with kids and remains a puppy until well into old age then the Fox Terrier fits the bill! They are happy to amuse themselves - leave the house tidy and come home to their toys strewn everywhere - they can have a ball even when left on their own! They have a great sense of humour and can always bring a smile to your face. They are long lived - around 15 years of age and don't expect them to slow down much until after they reach the age of 10.