Size : 2-3 kg (4-7lb) (10in)
Grooming : training : time – consuming
Colours : black and white , tan and white , tricolor
The breeders who developed the American toy terrier miniaturized its body , but not its personality , also called the toy fox terrier or amertoy , this breed show the influence of Chihuahuas and ebglish toy terriers in its domed head and erect ears , but that of the smooth fox terrier in its nature.
This busy , querulous dogs were bred in the 1930s for their rating ability . today , they are family companions suited to both urban and rural life , and with patient training have proved natural and obedient guard dogs and sentinels