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Hello, My name is Mandy Halsey and I am the founder of DynAsty Toy Fox Terriers. I started my toy fox terrier endeavor in 2002 as Mandy Price, but have since gotten married. My first contact with a toy fox terrier was in 2000 when my younger brother brought home a toy fox terrier mix named Foxy. Needless to say, our family was hooked!! In the next few years I purchased a couple toy fox terriers of my own... cause everybody knows toy fox terriers are like those darn potato chips... you can't have just one! Now nearly 20 years later I have a small pack of TFTs who currently call my house home, Laney, LuLu, Jack, Autumn, Summer, Lada, Linnie, and Maisie. I do also co-own a few TFTs that are owned by other people and I co-own some puppies that I have sold.
I purchased my first toy fox terrier in 2002 and have been showing them since they came into AKC in 2003. I own and handled AKC Top 10 TFTs in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. I have continued to show after 2009, but I haven't had the time that is needed to campaign a top dog. I have always handled my own TFTs and I really enjoy showing them. I trained and showed Quarter Horses and Paint Horses for over ten years... so I guess animals and competition go hand in hand with me. Please see some of our show accomplishments below...
Our TFTs live in our home and are members of the family. I promised myself (and my dogs) that I would never have more than 9 dogs living with me. We (my husband and I) built our first home in 2009. I insisted that my dogs have their own room in the house that is just theirs. So we added an extra living room area off the kitchen and plan to have a couch, TV and all the dog beds and toys we can comfortably fit in there! In 2015 we needed to move for my husband's job and built a second home with an even better dog area.
In the beginning I did my homework in studying the standard and in purchasing toy fox terriers from quality breeders. Our TFTs go back to Valcopy, Hopkins, Wilkins, Jacobs, Gordens, Toy Acres and other great lines. We usually breed a small number of litters per year so puppies get a lot of love and individual attention.
I have not shown much in the last 6-7 years. I still have my TFTs, but my focus has been on growing my human family. The kids love the dogs and especially the puppies. I still do have puppies occasionally, but I am not traveling around the country showing like I did "in my younger years".
Mandy (Amanda) Halsey is a 7th and 8th grade Intervention Specialist (aka a special education teacher). Her husband is also in education. He was an elementary teacher for about 10 years, and he currently is an elementary principal. Mandy has a BS Degree from the University of Findlay. Mandy also has a AA Degree in Equestrian Studies with an Emphasis in English riding, also from the University of Findlay. She enjoys spending time with family, riding horses(although she now has parted with her horses), drawing, painting, socializing with good friends, and showing her TFTs!
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