Smooth Fox Terrier

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Smooth Fox Terrier

Overview

One and foremost Fox terrier among terriers and believed to be the forefather of all other terriers. It was only breed related to terrier family that was earned official standard and recognition by the Kennel Club in 1875, breed standard in 1876. At initial it was well known and now it is not as popular as in past. It was developed independently in Wales of England during the late 17th century. With its fanatic expression and readiness to jump for action at the slightest irritation, Smooth Fox is a typical terrier. Not only active and agile but also playful, friendly with high trainability it thrives on agility and trial. At first in the same type as the Smooth Fox Terrier but later in 1984 it became separate breed. Its durability and dimension combined with size and its frank and good-humored character formulate it a brilliant buddy for children. They are daring but none aggressive towards people. Smooth Fox Terriers make an excellent watch dogs in the home. Though it is being used as hunting dog today, seldom, the breeds at rest maintain its determination and drive. Smooth Fox Terrier is medium size dog that possesses a flat head that is fairly narrow to the eyes of the dog with slight stop. Nose of the breed is black with a steadily tapering muzzle. The eyes of the breed are dark. Close to the cheeks V shaped ears are droop forward. The teeth are scissor bite. Muscular neck is dense and strong. Legs are quite straight with high set usually docked tail. With a least shedding it encompass a wire-haired coat, predominant color of the coat is white with black and tan marking. Remember, it digs the soil for underground vermin quarry. It will need to train positively with firmness at early ages to make sure correct socialization and introduction. With steady and calm social guidance it will bring to the way how to get along with new people and other pets at home. It is enough brave and dauntless to confront big dogs but after having pretty introduction, socialization and interaction it will get well along with other dogs, pets, animals and new individuals. With Natural hunting capability it may tend to pursue squirrels and birds. It should be kept on-leash always for his own protection and when situation permit it will allow running free. Smooth Fox Terrier can adapt in an apartment livings with sufficient exercises. The Smooth Fox Terrier is an indoor active breed that can do well without a yard. It would need daily walk and jog if possible. Height of Male wirehaired fox terrier is 14 to 16 inches and females’ height is 13 to 15 inches. Male Smooth Fox Terrier’s weight is 15 to 20 pounds and females’ weight is 13 to 18 pounds. Smooth Fox Terrier’s life expectancy is about to 15 or more than 15 years.

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Smooth Fox Terrier History

Smooth Fox Terrier was obtained from the working terriers of Wales and Durham. It was late 17th and early 18th century when this breed was in the process of development. In later 18th and early 19th century the breed earn its breed standard and recognized by AKC in 1885 and later in 1984 it was separate from Wire Fox Pointer and known as a separate breed as Smooth Fox Terrier. It was originally produced and bred to hunt Fox, vermin, rabbits etc. it was able to go underground to hunt its quarry.

Smooth Fox Terrier Life Expectancy

Smooth Fox Terrier’s life expectancy is about to 15 or more than 15 years.

Smooth Fox Terrier Appearance

Smooth Fox Terrier is medium size dog that possesses a flat head that is fairly narrow to the eyes of the dog with slight stop. Nose of the breed is black with a steadily tapering muzzle. The eyes of the breed are dark. Close to the cheeks V shaped ears are droop forward. The teeth are scissor bite. Muscular neck is dense and strong. Legs are quite straight with high set usually docked tail. With a least shedding it encompass a wire-haired coat, predominant color of the coat is white with black and tan marking. Overall, Smooth Fox Terrier breed comes with a rugged and distinctive appearance.

Smooth Fox Terrier Weight and Height

Height of Male wirehaired fox terrier is 14 to 16 inches and females height is 13 to 15 inches. Male Smooth Fox Terrier’s weight is 15 to 20 pounds and females’ weight is 13 to 18 pounds.

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Smooth Fox Terrier Temperament

It was originally bred to chase and run along the hounds and horses, even they like to go to ground to trail the pray into the dens. With its fanatic expression and readiness to jump for action at the slightest irritation, Smooth Fox is a typical terrier. Not only active and agile but also playful, friendly with high trainability it thrives on agility and trial. Its durability and dimension combined with size and its frank and good-humored character formulate it a brilliant buddy for children. They are daring but none aggressive towards people. Smooth Fox Terriers make an excellent watch dogs in the home. Though it is being used as hunting dog today, seldom, the breeds at rest maintain its determination and drive. Remember, it digs the earth for underground vermin. It will need to train positively with firmness at early ages to make sure correct socialization and introduction. With steady and calm social guidance it will bring to the way how to get along with new people and other pets at home. It is enough brave and dauntless to confront big dogs but after having pretty introduction, socialization and interaction it will get well along with other dogs, pets, animals and new individuals. With Natural hunting capability it may tend to pursue squirrels and birds. It should be kept on-leash always for his own protection and when situation permit it will allow running free. Some talents of the breed are including hunting, watchdog, agility, tracking and performing tricks.

Smooth Fox Terrier with children and other pets

it is brilliant buddy for children. They are daring but none aggressive towards people. Remember, it digs the earth for underground vermin. It will need to train positively with firmness at early ages to make sure correct socialization and introduction. With steady and calm social guidance it will bring to the way how to get along with new people and other pets at home. It is enough brave and dauntless to confront big dogs but after having pretty introduction, socialization and interaction it will get well along with other dogs, pets, animals and new individuals.

Smooth Fox Terrier Care and Grooming

Wirehaired Fox Terrier has a wiry coat that is rather easy to groom, It should be brushed with firm bristle brush but bathing is only when necessary. For the maintenance of coat of worth looking it ought to be stripped many times per annum for show dogs. For show dogs, the show-grooming routine is much complex. Professional Grooming require for show dogs. Smooth Fox Terrie is little to no shedding breed. It is good dog for allergy suffering individuals.

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Smooth Fox Terrier Health Issues

The Breed is prone to Deafness, post nasal drip, cataracts, lens luxation, distichiasis, Legg-Calvé-Perthes syndrome, mast cell tumors and shoulder dislocation.

Smooth Fox Terrier Training

Training is the responsibility of the owner and its play a very vital role in dog’s life. A good training makes a wonderful dog as you wish to have. It will need to train positively with firmness at early ages to make sure correct socialization and introduction. With steady and calm social guidance it will bring to the way how to get along with new people and other pets at home. It is enough brave and dauntless to confront big dogs but after having pretty introduction, socialization and interaction it will get well along with other dogs, pets, animals and new individuals.

Smooth Fox Terrier Exercise

With Natural hunting capability it may tend to pursue squirrels and birds. It should be kept on-leash always for his own protection and when situation permit it will allow running free. Smooth Fox Terrier can adapt in an apartment livings with sufficient exercises. The Smooth Fox Terrier is an indoor active breed that can do well without a yard. It would need daily walk and jog if possible.

Smooth Fox Terrier Recognition

It is Recognized by CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CET, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR and ACA.

Smooth Fox Terrier Group

Terrier, AKC Terrier.

Smooth Fox Terrier Litter Size

Smooth Fox Terriers normal litter size is 3 to 6 puppies.

Smooth Fox Terrier Good Names

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