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. The website is a great way of reaching people who are interested in this beautiful breed of dog, which is one of Australia's favourite family pets. Please take the time to read the information on this site, enjoy your visit and please call again soon.
|Report from the MFCA Show held at Castle Hill Showground on 30th November 2014
There was a fantastic turnout of Mini Foxies and their proud owners at Castle Hill Showground. Current members, interested visitors, and some old friends all turned out to see some truly beautiful dogs strut their stuff (and do some great tricks) and be judged by Mr Ken Smith. A huge thank you goes to Ken and to stewards Andrew and Hayley, who certainly had their work cut out with 188 entries!
Best Junior Child Handler was Mira Cameron while Sophie Sutton took out Best Senior Child Handler and Best Child Handler in Show. Well done kids!
The Best Headed event was won by Horizon Benji ... from a line-up of 31 beautiful dogs!
Other highlights included:
Judge's comment: "The best show that I have judged; the quality of the dogs at this show was very high; excellent conformation and good temperament".
Wanting to buy a puppy? Scroll down and find a list of MFCA registered breeders who have purebred MFCA registered pups for sale. The parents of pups advertised here have been checked for soundness by vets, and classified by club officials, before being approved for breeding. This process does not happen with many breeds but is very important because it has been proven to lessen the incidence of inherited conditions. Why settle for less? Sometimes puppies with natural bobtails are available. Sometimes rescue dogs or pups are available so please do not hesitate to ask.
Newcastle Area, NSW
Phone: 0425 385 471
Mid North Coast NSW
Phone: 02 6657 2021
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BUYER BEWARE! It has come to the club's attention that some persons are claiming to be members of the Mini Foxie Club of Australia (MFCA) when they are not.
For you as a prospective buyer, this means that the parents of your puppy may not have been health checked and approved for breeding.
If you wish to confirm that the seller is a current financial member of the MFCA, please click on "Contact Us" and send an email to the club.
Governments and councils in some states require 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.