What Do Foxes Look Like?

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While different breeds of fox have different colorations, in general foxes are small canine mammals with a full coat of fur, pointy ears, long bodies and distinctive bushy tails. Foxes walk on four legs and have small heads with long snouts and sharp teeth.

Foxes are small mammals; depending on the breed, they can weigh anywhere from 6-25 pounds. Red foxes, which are the most iconic fox breed, have bright orange-red fur with some black, white and brown accents. Gray foxes have mostly gray fur with some red, white or black details, while acrtic foxes tend to be completely white except for their eyes, noses and paw pads.