There are 37 species of foxes, but only 12 belong to the genus “vulpes” or “true
Foxes look like small slender dogs; they have long bodies with short legs with thick soft fur and long bushy tails. Depending on the species, foxes' furs vary in color from almost pure white to red. Foxes are the smallest members of the dog family, and usually weigh around 8 to 11 pounds. The fox is related to the wolf, jackal, and coyote; they are members of the coyote family.