Could a red fox eat a small dog?

United States
@guss2000 (2234)
April 16, 2008 4:44pm CST
We have a min-pin dog, which is very small. Well, we just moved and I've noted red foxes outside of our house in the early morning hours and late at night. I don't normally leave our dog outside unattended, but at times she may be out there a few minutes alone. My boyfriend said that the fox could kill/eat our little dog. Is that true? Would a fox go after my dog? I figured someone on here might know.