Congratulations to all our members & visitors who attended our Mini Foxie show at Castle Hill Showground today it was a huge success we thank you all for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Our next Mini Foxie Show & Information Day is being held at Bathurst NSW. Sunday, 27th September 2015
please view our Upcoming Events page.
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.
Wanting to buy a puppy?
Listed below are the registered breeders who currently have MFCA registered pups for sale.
Darwin, NT..........Phone 0428 177 551
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Unfortunately, there has been a spate of misinformation about Mini Foxies on the internet recently and it is important that you ask the seller if the parent dogs are MFCA registered.
There can often be a health reason why some dogs are not registered with the MFCA. Do not be duped, be a wise and informed buyer and minimise your risks.
When viewing a puppy and its parents, it is important to ask to see the parent dogs' MFCA registration papers.
Why is this important?
Because MFCA registered dogs are examined for soundness by vets and then checked by club officials ... before they are approved by the MFCA for breeding.
This approval process does not happen in many breeds but it is important because it has been proven to lessen the incidence of inherited conditions. Why settle for less?
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 if the seller is a current 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.