Many owners of Toy Fox Terriers enjoy showing their dog either through national organizations such as a Toy Fox Terrier Club or through a Kennel Club sanctioned event or just at a local level in obedience, agility or a terrier hunting event. For those wishing to show in a club sanctioned event the Toy Fox Terrier must be purebred and registered and meet all breed standards without any disqualifications. Owners will need to bring proof of registration as well as all necessary vaccination documents to enter the dog into the show. Shows for ability as opposed to breed standard often don't require that the Toy Fox Terrier be purebred, so even mixed breed or unregistered Toy Fox Terriers may be able to compete. If you are not sure about these requirements contact the show sanctioning organization or check out the show website for information on entering the Toy Fox Terrier into the event.
For most shows, either in the ring or in a working capacity, it is important to make sure that the Toy Fox Terrier looks his or her best. The key to keeping the Toy Fox Terrier looking his or her best is to only bathe the dog when necessary and use the best quality dog shampoo and coat products available. Never use human hair products on any type of dog as the perfumes found in human hair products can result in skin allergies and irritation, plus they will strip the oil from the hair leaving the coat rough and dull looking. Since the majority of the coat of the Toy Fox Terrier is white, consider using a specialized shampoo for white breeds when you are getting ready to show. Wash the dog at least one day before the show and allow the hair to dry naturally. A towel can be used to gently blot the moisture from the hair, but don't rub against the direction of growth or use a blow dryer, you don't want the hair to stick out from the body; rather it should remain flat and sleek against the skin. A bit of cornstarch groomed through the white coat areas can also add a brilliant gleam.
Always carefully clean any debris or matter from the corner of the dog's eyes and check inside the ears. Occasionally longer hairs may grow in the outer ear and these should be plucked to avoid irritation. A rubber finger cover is a safe and easy way to grasp the stay hairs and pull them out. Also be sure to buy a good quality guillotine style or notched blade style dog toe nail clipper and keep the nails short and flat ended.
Finally, keep in mind that even the most perfectly developed Toy Fox Terrier will not win if he or she is not well behaved in the ring or in the competition. Take the time to train and work with your Toy Fox Terrier on a daily basis, your effort will be very noticeable to the judges when you both are working together in the ring or event, no matter what type of competition you are in.