Area of origin: England
Original function: vermin hunting, fox bolting
Average size of male: Ht: <15.5, Wt: 17-19
Average size of female: Ht: <15.5, Wt: 15-17
Other names: none
Smooth Fox Terrier Dog Temperament
Energetic, inquisitive, bold, feisty, playful, mischievous, independent and adventurous describe the fox terrier. This breed lives to run, chase and explore. He is usually fairly reserved with strangers and tends to bark and dig.
Smooth Fox Terrier Dog Care
The smooth fox terrier is energetic and cannot be ignored. As an active dog, he will do much to exercise himself given the room. He enjoys a vigorous game or walk, as well as an off-lead outing in a safe area. He does best living in the house and playing in the yard. Smooth coat care consists of weekly brushing to remove shedding hair. In fact, the smooths shed more than the wires.
Smooth Fox Terrier Dog Health
Major concerns: none
Minor concerns: lens luxation, distichiasis, cataract, Legg-Perthes, shoulder dislocation
Occasionally seen: deafness, patellar luxation
Suggested tests: eye
Life span: 10-13 years