Dog folks tell us, “Once a fox terrier lover, always a fox terrier lover.” These hearty, long-lived companions have a way of endearing themselves to families who like their dogs plucky, alert, and amusing. It’s been said that Smooths are a bit less spirited than Wires, but both fox terrier breeds make vigilant watchdogs and indefatigable childhood playmates. A well-socialized Smooth can coexist with other dogs. They’re cute and comical, but they are terriers: independent, strong-willed, and often ruled by their age-old prey drive.
Did You Know?
Herbert Hoover had two Fox Terriers named Big Ben and Sonnie.
They can be traced back to the middle of the 19th century when both smooth and broken coated were from the same origins and classed as one breed.
His job was to harass a fox out of its hole. The dog would snap and growl and lunge at the hiding fox until it bolted.
The Smooth is thought to have come about from crosses of the Old English Terrier, smooth coated Black and Tan terriers of England, Bull Terriers, Greyhounds and Beagles.
The breed Standard for this dog was drawn up in 1876 by Officers of The Fox Terrier Club and there are few differences with today's Standard. Now the weight for dogs is more clearly stated and docking, though customary, is optional.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|White & Black||202|
|White & Tan||217|
|White Black & Tan||219|
|White Tan & Black||220|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|