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Physical Characteristics

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Breed Group:

The Smooth Fox Terrier is a member of the Terrier Group.


Male: 17-19 lb.; female: 15-17 lb.


Male: should not exceed 15.5 inches; female: smaller.


The white coat should predominate.


The Smooth Fox Terrier sports an abundant coat that lies close. The undercoat is short and fine. The flat outer coat is hard and dense.



This sturdy breed is independent. The adventurous Smooth Fox Terrier wears a keen expression.

Country of Origin:



The forerunner of this breed may include the Black and Tan Terrier, the Greyhound, Bull Terrier and Beagle. They developed a keen nose and eyesight. In the 1700s these terriers accompanied foxhound packs during fox hunts. The terriers would fox bolt by running ahead and driving the foxes out of hiding. With their white coats, the Smooth Fox Terriers would less likely be mistaken for a fox or badger. This breed briefly interbred with the Wire Fox Terrier.


Fox Terrier, Fox Terrier (Smooth). Nicknames: Foxie, SFT.


This energetic dog is playful and affectionate. Some are friendly with strangers, while others are reserved. They get along well with children.



With their curiosity and independent nature, this breed may be a challenge to train. Provide socialization and basic manners. Include short training sessions mixed with fun. The Smooth Fox Terrier enjoys tasks.


Provide plenty of exercise such as running and chasing. A brisk walk or rigorous games are other activities. This playful breed enjoys exploring and digging. Let considerate children play games with them. They possess watchdog abilities.


Owners need to provide a house and safe yard. The Smooth Fox Terrier loves his company of children. Be aware that this breed is not suited for a home with other pets. Ignoring this lively dog can result in barking, destructive behaviour or running away.


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