The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs
Like other dog breeds, foxes and fox crossbreeds occasionally appear as randomly generated strays in Brindleton Bay, as well as pets in randomly generated households. They can be adopted by Sims and can mate with dogs. The default traits for foxes are independent and troublemaker. Aside from their appearance and voices, however, they behave like normal dogs.
The Sims 4: Cottage Living
The Cottage Living versions have more fox-like animations and cannot be adopted like the Cats & Dogs versions. Foxes only appear with lots that have the "Wild Foxes" lot challenge; every lot in Henford-on-Bagley has this enabled.
Foxes can attack and kill chickens, and wild rabbits, but there are multiple ways for players to prevent fox attacks. Sims can shoo foxes that are preparing to attack other animals. Foxes can also be befriended with gifts from a Sim's inventory; the fox will not attack that Sim's animals. Sims with a high enough handiness skill can upgrade a chicken coop with a "Fox Be-Gone Alarm." Owned llamas and pet dogs can ward off foxes by spitting on them or chasing them away, respectively.
- A fox can briefly be seen interacting with a bloodhound in the reveal trailer for Cats & Dogs, as a possible reference to the 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound, or the 1981 film adaptation by Disney.
- The foxes from Cottage Living are able to be brought into households without cheats or mods, allowing them to become playable. Just go into manage household on manage worlds and scroll until you find a fox and add them to your household.