Welcome to the official website of the Mini Foxie Club of Australia Inc. (MFCA), home of Australia's purebred registered Miniature Fox Terriers.
The first club formed in Australia for these dogs, the MFCA has been in continuous operation for 29 years - since July 1986 - and provides a breed registry service to a large membership across Australia and beyond.
One of Australia's favourite family pets, MFCA registered dogs continue to be bred true to their breed standard and are different from other breeds such as the Tenterfield Terrier, which has its own breed standard.
Wanting to buy a puppy?
Listed below are the registered breeders who currently have MFCA registered pups for sale.
Ballarat, Victoria .......... Phone 0417 157 297
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North Queensland .......... Phone 07 4061 3637
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Unfortunately, there has been a spate of misinformation about Mini Foxies (MIniature Fox Terriers) on the internet. Some owners are advertising their dogs as "Mini Foxies" when in fact their dogs cannot be registered with the Mini Foxie Club of Australia.
This is very misleading to buyers and many of these dogs will not meet the breed standard of the Mini Foxie Club when they are adults.
You can send an email via the "Contact Us" tab if you want to know if the seller is registered with the Mini Foxie Club.
It is important that you ask the seller of pups if they are an MFCA member and if their dogs are registered with the MFCA. Sometimes there can be a health reason why some dogs are not MFCA registered. Be a wise and informed buyer and minimise your risk.
When viewing a puppy and its parents, ask to see the parent dogs' MFCA registration papers.
Why? Because MFCA registered dogs are examined by vets and checked by club officials at the age of 12 months ... before they are allowed to be bred from. This can mean healthier pups for you.
This approval process does not happen in many dog breeds, yet it has been proven to lessen the incidence of inherited conditions. Why settle for less?
There will always be people claiming to be selling "Mini Foxies" when they are not members or registered breeders of the Mini Foxie Club of Australia Inc (MFCA). Buyer beware.
You run the risk of facing hefty vet bills in the future if the pup you buy is diagnosed with a condition such as Luxating Patella.
Today, the club does not register adult dogs for breeding if they are diagnosed as having Grade 2 patella (or a higher grade) and veterinarians advise that this is the correct thing to do. Breeding dogs are required to have Grade 0 or Grade 1 patella.
The MFCA does not register dogs with blue, liver or brindle markings as these colours belong to other dog breeds. Nor do we register all white dogs. The MFCA only registers dogs with black or tan markings, and with the body of the dog being predominantly white. These are the true colours and markings of terriers that originated from the wider fox terrier family and give the best protection against UV damage and skin cancer in Australia's sunny climate.
Taller dogs are also not registered for breeding. Many MFCA bitches are small dogs ... asking them to carry and birth the pups of a larger dog is animal cruelty. The breed standard states that the dogs should be no taller than 30.5cm. When nature gives us pups that grow to be taller than 30.5cm, they can become terrific de-sexed pets.
We recommend that you check if a seller is a current financial member of the Mini Foxie Club of Australia.
Click on "Contact Us" to send an email to the club.
Did you know that governments and councils in some states prefer that dog breeders be registered with a canine registry?
The Mini Foxie Club of Australia Inc. (MFCA) is such a registry.
If you are breeding Miniature Foxies at home but are not registered as a breeder and you would like information on becoming an MFCA registered breeder and how to register the pups that you breed, please send an email from the "Contact Us" section of this website.
MFCA Membership is not expensive and MFCA registration fees are very affordable. As an MFCA registered breeder you are required to register the litters of pups that you breed so that your pups' pedigrees (family history) will be officially registered.
As an MFCA breeder you will be part of an excellent team which is working to ensure a good future for these beautiful purebred dogs. The future of purebred dogs is being put at risk by the high rates of de-sexing in Australia; around 90% of all pups are being de-sexed. Breeding rates of many dog breeds have dropped alarmingly in recent years.
While it is responsible to de-sex pets which are not intended to be used for breeding purebred dogs, the health of future gene pools must also be considered and sufficient numbers of good quality dogs and bitches must be kept entire for breeding purposes.
Be a proud and responsible breeder of good quality dogs - be an MFCA Registered Breeder.
The Mini Foxie Club of Australia Inc. was established in July 1986 and was originally known as the Miniature Fox Terrier Club of Australia (see "About the MFCA"). Our club:
- was the first club formed in Australia for the popular little dogs that many Australians had long known as "Miniature Foxies", "Miniature Fox Terriers", "Little Foxies" and "Mini Foxies".
- was the first Australian club to formulate a BREED STANDARD for these dogs ....and we still proudly breed dogs of this type to the breed standard.
- is the independent dog club that you should join if you want to own or breed purebred MINIATURE FOX TERRIERS.
The club is not affiliated with any other organisation and we take pride in our longstanding studbook and the safeguards we have in place to minimise the incidence of inherited faults that can occur in small breeds of dogs.
MFCA pups are litter registered soon after birth and then are health checked again as adults - before breeding.
Only approved dogs with an acceptable veterinary report will be registered for breeding by the MFCA Registry. This is an additional safeguard not found in all dog breeds. When you see pups advertised as "MFCA Registered" you can know that those pups have been selectively bred from MFCA approved dogs.
pedigree. We care about the quality of our breed.