Original Name : Smooth Fox Terrier
Type : Lupoid
Other Names : Fox, Terrier
Male weight : 16-18 lbs
Female weight : 15-17 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Fox Terriers are active and lively dogs that are always keen and alert to any challenge. They are friendly, sociable and bold. As the name implies, their primary function was tracking and bolting foxes.
Flat and moderately narrow, the skull gradually becomes less wide toward the eyes.
Short, level, solid back without slackness, muscular loins that are very slightly arched, deep but not broad chest.
White dominates with black, black and tan, or tan markings.
Small, V shaped, falling forward against the cheeks.
Set rather high, carried cheerfully but not over the back or curled.
Straight, flat, smooth, rough, dense, abundant
Despite the similar moniker, Smooth Fox Terriers belong to a completely different breed to their wire-haired namesakes. Breeds as diverse as Greyhounds and Bull Terriers have played a role in the breeding program, but the type we know today was soon established and the standard has been closely followed every since.Smooth Fox Terriers pack bone and strength into a small package. They are never heavy or coarse. Neither too high or too low on their legs, when standing, a Fox Terrier looks like a short-backed hunter horse. On the move, it covers a lot of ground.
Fox Terriers were bred in response to the inability of Foxhounds to follow a fox into its bolt hole to flush it out. After various crossings a small dog was produced to complete this task.