Dog Breed Profiles

Fox Terrier (Smooth Variety)

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
12 -14 Years 
Color
White with tan or black markings. White should be predominate. 
Coat
Dense coat of sleek short hairs which may not be thin anywhere on his body. 
Exercise Needs
Exercise should consist of a daily walk on leash and free play in a fenced backyard or a romp in the park. 
Temperament
The Smooth Fox Terrier is an energetic, inquisitive, playful dog who loves to run, chase and explore. He is also alert, determin 
Good with Children
Gets along well with children and is always ready to play. Small pets such as cats may be fair game and he may try to dominate o 
Grooming Needs
The Smooth Fox Terrier requires minimal coat care except during their twice a year shedding. Brush coat with a firm bristle brus 
Average Size - Male (in)
Maximum 15.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
slightly smaller 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
18 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
16 
Health Issues
Lens luxation, cataractsv
Living Conditions
Apartment is adequate if given sufficient exercise but ideal is a home with a fenced backyard as he is an active terrier. 

Breed Description

Similar to the Wire Fox Terrier except for his coat, he 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. An easy dog to live with, he enjoys being a part of a family. He was originally bred to hunt vermin. His descendants are other terriers from the English counties of Cheshire and Shropshire with maybe some Beagle blood. Wires resulted from the breeding of a Smooth Fox Terrier and an unknown female with wire-hair.

Breed Infobits

Fox Terriers should be given plenty of regular exercise and are highly trainable
The Fox Terrier is good with children and really is quite tolerant
The Fox Terrier makes an ideal family dog
The Smooth Fox Fox Terrier is related to the Wire variety.

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