The Smooth Fox Terrier belongs to the Terriers in the FCI grouping.
The Smooth Fox Terrier is classified under the Terrier group in the AKC grouping.
Is the Smooth Fox Terrier allowed as a pet in a Singapore HDB flat?
Hunting fox and badger; ratting.
Behaviour and Temperament
Dynamic, energetic, inquisitive, alert, friendly, gay.
Active. Territorial; a super watchdog. Barks and digs. Does best with experienced owners.
What are some Physical Features of the Smooth Fox Terrier?
35.5 to 43cm; 7.5 to 9kg. Show dogs tend to be smaller than pets. Colour is white with tan or black markings; red, brindle, or liver markings not desirable.
Coat Type and Recommended Grooming
Short, flat, hard. Low maintenance; brushing once a week. Light seasonal shedding.
Life Expectancy of the Smooth Fox Terrier
Have a Smooth Fox Terrier?
Legg-Perthes, pulmonary stenosis.
High but not demanding.
Adaptable to any living situation.
Good with playful older children. Rather reserved with strangers. Not good around livestock. Usually okay around bigger dogs but may try to dominate smaller ones; okay around family cats if exposed early.
Average; best with an experienced trainer.
Earthdog trials, obedience.