Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier History/Evolution:

Though its ancestry is somewhat uncertain, the Smooth Fox Terrier originated in England in the 1700s. With its keen nose, excellent eyesight, and stamina, the Smooth Fox Terrier helped farmers eradicate vermin such as foxes. Until 1984, the Smooth and the Wire Fox Terriers were considered one breed with two varieties. Though the breed isn’t used much for hunting today, the Smooth Fox Terrier is highly trainable and does well in agility and earthdog trials.


Smooth Fox Terrier Size:

Medium; females 14 to 151/2 inches, 15 to 18 pounds; males 15 to 151/2 inches, 18 to 20 pounds.

Smooth Fox Terrier Color:

Mostly white with black and/or tan markings.

Smooth Fox Terrier Temperament:

Energetic, feisty, lively, playful; good playmate for children over 6. Reserved with strangers, excellent watchdog. Strong digging instincts; some may bark. Independent, adventurous, loves to chase.

Smooth Fox Terrier Energy level:

High, mellows with age.

Smooth Fox Terrier Best owner:

Active owner or hunter with training experience.

Smooth Fox Terrier Needs:

Daily exercise (vigorous game or walk), leash, fenced yard, firm and patient training, weekly brushing.

Smooth Fox Terrier Life expectancy:

12 to 14 years.