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. They were used by hunters with the foxhounds to locate foxes when they went to ground by barking and so pinpointing the position of the fox for the huntsman.. 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. Later, devotees of both coats bred like to like and developed the Wire and Smooth Fox Terrier as we know it today..
Smooth Fox Terrier Breed Identity
Their identify can be different as a separate breed from both the rough coated and smooth coats and so they are still recognized as a distinct breed. The Smooth Fox Terrier is the shorter aged of the 2 breeds making it fitting to use as a pet and they have less coat to maintain and shed in comparison to the longer Smooth Fox Terrier. They typically have a height of 10-12 inches and normal weight point of 8-10 pounds.
One difference between the two breeds is the Smooth Fox Terrier has a much flatter coat in comparison with the rough coat. Their coat colours can be light tan, red, pale yellow, light wheaten and is commonly.
History of Smooth Fox Terrier Dog
The Smooth Fox and Rough Coated Fox Terriers are believed to have descended from the same ore origins but slightly different through the years. The Smooth Fox Terrier originated in 18th century England, from the black and tan terrier. They were bred down in size, to what we see today. They were bred down closer to the English Terrier. In the USA and Europe the Smooth Fox makes a strong claim to have come from Germany. This breed was bred for hunting and would hunt down foxes and other smaller prey. They were bred down closer to the English Terrier.
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The Smooth Fox Terrier has been described as brave, single minded and reliable. This breed has been formerly used in the competitive obedience ring and is competitive in obedience, therapy work, and tracking.
Temperament of smooth fox terrier breeders
This dog breed is intelligent and always keen to please, with a very placid manner, and a huge sweet tooth. This breed needs to be close to its human family and can be rather reserved with strangers. Training is not difficult but this dog can be rather stubborn. This breed is very warm and loving, and is a wonderful companion. :
The Smooth Fox Terrier breed is known to be prone to glaucoma, epilepsy, fits and hearing problems. It is recommended that you have a check of your dog's Hearing twice before breeding to make sure your dog is not affected.