He was known as "The Desert Fox".
'The Desert Fox'
I wonder if you mean Rommel, the 'Desert Fox'?
Yes, the desert fox, also known as the fennec fox, has fur.
a fox covered in sand
German General Erwin Rommel was known as "the Desert Fox"
A fertile place in the desert with water is known as an oasis.
There are a number of species of fox that live in the desert but the fennec fox (see image above) is known as the desert fox. It lives in the Sahara of northern Africa.
Desert foxes, also known as Fennec foxes, live in the Sahara desert.
German General Erwin Rommel, commander of the Afrika Korps was known as the Desert Fox.