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 over 28 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.
The MFCA breeding dogs are small purebred white terriers with only BLACK or TAN coloured markings.
No blues, no brindles, no liver colours. These are the colours of other dog breeds. Yes, the MFCA is fussy ... because we understand that the hallmarks of each breed are important to the features and health of the dogs in that breed. The club has no plans to officially recognise blue as a colour in this breed - claims made in this regard are totally false.
For information on genetic testing of MFCA dogs, please read TESTING FOR GENETIC CONDITIONS
Wanting to buy a Mini Foxie puppy? Unfortunately, there has been a spate of misinformation about Mini Foxies on the internet recently and it is important that you ask a seller if the parent dogs are MFCA registered.
There can often be a health reason why some dogs are not registered with the MFCA.
Dont be duped, be a wise and informed buyer and minimise your risks.
Ask to see the parent dogs' MFCA registration papers.
Below is a list of genuine MFCA registered breeders who do have purebred MFCA registered pups for sale.
Both the parents of these pups will have been checked for soundness by vets, and classified by club officials, before they were approved for breeding.
This approval process does not happen with many breeds but is important because it has been proven to lessen the incidence of inherited conditions. Why settle for less?
Bathurst area, NSW Phone: 02 63688845
Sydney area, NSW Phone: 0412 903 851
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Coffs Harbour hinterland, NSW Phone: 02 6654 5437
Newcastle area, NSW Phone: 0415 609 149
Northern New South Wales Phone: 0459 176 408
It is of concern that some people claim to be selling "Mini Foxies" when they are not members or registered breeders of the Mini Foxie Club of Australia Inc (MFCA) For you as a puppy buyer this means that the important veterinary checks required by the MFCA may not have been done on the parent dogs.
You run a risk of facing hefty vet bills in the future if the puppy 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.
Also, the MFCA does not register any dogs with blue, liver or brindle markings as these colours belong to other dog breeds. The MFCA only registers dogs with markings of black or tan, and the body of the dog is predominantly white. These are the true markings of the terriers that have come from the wider fox terrier family.
We recommend that you contact the club to check that the seller is a current member of the Mini Foxie Club of Australia.
Click on "Contact Us" to send an email to the club.
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.