This little dynamo is the perfect combination of tenacious terrier and laid back lapdog. The creators of the breed crossed small Smooth Fox Terriers with Italian Greyhounds, Miniature Pinschers, Chihuahuas, and Manchester Terriers. The result was a tiny dog with the courage and energy of working terrier and the cosmopolitan sensibilities of the “milder” breeds. They have a fierce hunter inside them but they expect a place of honor in the household when the day is done. They make fun, friendly, and devoted family pets with a fondness for children, but not very small children who don’t know how to interact with a tiny dog. Socialism is important as they are protective of their families. Though well suited for apartment life, they do need exercise. Their smooth coat requires little care other than occasional brushing.