Thinking about purchasing an Smooth Fox Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Smooth Fox Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Smooth Fox Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Smooth Fox Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Smooth Fox Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Smooth Fox Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Smooth Fox Terrier Profile
The Smooth Fox Terriers are an energetic, inquisitive, playful breed who love to run, chase and explore. They are very friendly and get along well with children. However, a Smooth Fox Terrier may try to dominate other dogs and will treat other small pets in the same fashion it would a fox! This breed, being a terrier, loves to dig and bark when they need to. They are alert and determined, ready to be a great watchdog. The Smooth Fox Terrier is affectionate, trustworthy and eager. They remain an enthusiastic little dog with longer legs than the average terrier. They have mostly white bodies, of short and leanly muscular build. They often have spots of brown and black, especially on the face. Their drop button ears and terrier build attract onlookers even outside the show ring. This breed has a long face that is more slender than the Jack Russell Terrier, which it resembles. Similar to the Wire Fox Terrier except for their coat, the Smooth Fox Terrier is one of the oldest of the terrier breeds who were bred to dig down into burrow to flush out foxes or catch small animals. Easy dogs to live with, they enjoy being a part of the family.
Height: 14 - 15.5
with tan or black markings, all white, brindle, red or liver. White should be
predominant, and red, brindle and liver are all highly undesirable.
Smooth Fox Terrier is alert, determined, eager, trustworthy, and affectionate.
They are trainable, get along with children, and are very friendly. Bold and
active, this terrier likes to dig. Smaller animals are not an option for this
breed, as they will often hunt them. The Smooth Fox Terrier is enthusiastic,
energetic, and love to play.
Watch-dog: Very High. This
breed is extremely alert and very active. They may bark if something unusual
Smooth Fox Terrier Care and Exercise:
Smooth Fox Terriers require minimal coat care except during
their twice a year shedding. Brush the coat with a firm bristle brush and bathe
only when necessary. Teeth and nails need regular attention as well. Exercise
should consist of a daily walk on the leash and free play in a fenced backyard
or a romp in the park.
Activity: Indoors - Very
High. Outdoors - Very High.
Smooth Fox Terrier Health Issues: Lens luxation, cataracts, Cushing's disease, deafness, hip dysplasia, Legg-Perthes disease, and skin allergies.
Life Span: 12 -14 years.
This breed is relatively long-lived.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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