The fox usually has a reddish-brown fur, but can also be beige to bright red, or silver to black. Also albino foxes occur. The ears are black on the back, as well as the "socks"; the lower legs. Some animals have a white tail tip; many foxes at least have some white hairs around the tip of the tail. The upper lip is white, as are the bands. At many foxes on the cheeks is black or brown "tear drop". Some animals have a steel gray throat and belly, with a white star on the chest. In the mating season, the female fox, the vixen, has a pink glow on the skin on the belly.
The fox has a slender snout and pointed erected ears. The tail is long, thick and chunky. He has a shoulder height of 35 to 40 centimeters and is high on the legs. He has a head-to-hull length from 58 to 90 centimeters with a tail of 32 to 48 centimeters. It weigh is six to ten-, sometimes fifteen kilograms. Males are generally larger than females. Foxes usually live in groups of 6 animals.