Description: The Smooth Fox Terrier is a medium-sized dog, with the male dog 14 to 16 inches tall and the females 13 to 15 inches tall, the males weighing 15 to 20 pounds and the female dog 13 to 18 pounds. They have a flat skull that tapers slightly towards the eyes and goes down the muzzle to the black nose. With dark colored eyes and small V-shaped ears that hang down to the cheeks.
This breed of dog has a thick neck that is quite muscular and has straight legs. There is a high insertion queue that is commonly docked, in countries that allow this practice. Docking is illegal in most of Europe, except for medical reasons. Their fur is soft and very dense to the touch. His hair is mostly white with brown or black areas. Regular brushing with the Smooth Fox Terrier is suggested to remove loose hairs and to help ensure the coat maintains that nice, soft feel for which this breed is not only known but also named.
History: The Smooth Fox Terrier dog breed first originated in the 17th century, in the British Isles, as a result of crossing the beagle, foxhound, and dachshund. They were specifically bred to hunt vermin and foxes, as both were a risk to farmers’ livestock. They would locate animals and attract the attention of the farmer or hunter by scratching, digging and barking incessantly, until they came out of hiding or were dug up by hunters and destroyed. They were first accepted as a separate breed in 1876.