Although a fox might appear large from a distance, the truth of the matter is that foxes are actually rather small animals. These canids, are medium sized, with a typical male fox weighing in at 4 to 8 kilograms and a female weighing just a tiny bit smaller, anywhere from 4 to 6 kilograms.
The length of a fox’s head and body combined is about 67 to 72 centimeters in males and about 62 to 68 centimeters in females. A fox’s tail, which in males is about 40 to 44 centimeters and 37 to 41 centimeters in females, actually represents about a third of their total body length. The body weight of a fox can also vary depending on the breed of fox and the different regions in which the creatures reside. In Britain, an average fox is not much bigger than a house cat.