If you are thinking of getting a Smooth Fox Terrier whether as a first-time owner or someone who already owns dogs there’s still the matter of where to start. Knowing everything you can about the breed is very important especially for first-time owners. Discover more about our Smooth Fox Terrier puppies for sale below!
With a fairly undocumented history, the dog can still be traced back to the 18th century. An early presentation of the dog comes from a painting by Colonel Thornton, who sort to create a portrait of his dog Pitch, this portrait was one of the first documented evidence of a Smooth Fox Terrier. By the Mid-19th century the Smooth Fox Terrier began to appear in circus shows and in 1885, the American Kennel Club recognized the Smooth Fox Terrier as distinct from the wire fox terrier as the two were intertwined and were referred to as the same breed before their ultimate separation. Today, the majority of the Smooth Fox Terrier can be traced back to several famous wire fox terriers.
There is a lot that can be expected from the Smooth Fox Terrier in terms of behavior. For starters, they jump around at every playful opportunity that presents itself, this happens most especially when there are kids around. As much as the dog is most enthusiastic and cheerful, they are also very bold and brave but can easily become a bully if they sense negligence on the part of their owners. Fiercely devoted and loyal, the high energy breed is intelligent and loves to learn new tricks.
Outgoing, friendly and energetic, the lifestyle of the Smooth Fox Terriers is perfectly suited for anyone whose way of living is very active. They are also perfect companions for kids as they never get tired of playing games. However, as long as you keep them well-exercised, the dogs can stay in an apartment.
Most dogs love their daily walk, this is a habit that should be instilled in the Smooth Fox Terrier. This helps him to burn a lot of excess energy. Frequent exercise is a must with this dog, when it has too much energy it might begin to behave badly. The dog also loves to hunt so using a Frisbee or playing Fetch would help to tame this part of him, that is if you don’t enjoy hunting as a sport but if you do, you can carry him along, he serves as one of the best hunting companions. Other exercises you can engage him in include, jogs, swimming, races whatever would ensure the depletion of his energy level.
If you don’t find excessive shedding an issue then you would love how low maintenance this breed is. All that is required to make its coat good and clean is a pair of scissors or clippers. The hair of a Smooth Fox Terriers body grows out evenly across its entire body so you wouldn’t find fluffy tails or rough collars here. It is advised to brush its coat daily to minimize shedding.
Another thing to take into account is a well-trimmed nails which can be done once every month. Also, ensure that you clean the hair between his footpad. Maintaining oral hygiene is a necessity, although the terrier isn’t vulnerable to dental problems it’s just important to brush his teeth regularly.
Our Smooth Fox Terrier puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Smooth Fox Terrier puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
The breed certainly makes great pets but it’s important to know and understand its nature. Especially because he has a happy and energetic temperament so you would need to keep him well adjusted.
Foxes are skilled and love to learn new tricks, they, however, need a lot of exercises as they are extremely energetic. They are not dangerously aggressive towards people; however, a tired fox terrier is usually a well-behaved dog.
They are not difficult to train but if you can’t manage the work then it is best to hire a professional trainer.
Smooth Fox Terriers are active little dogs that love their family unit and can be very dedicated.
Their short hairs tend to come off a lot, they stick to your hand when you pet them, they stick to your clothing and your furniture.
The lifespan of the dog has been calculated to be anything from 12-15 year.
Deafness is a predominant problem in most white dogs and Smooth Fox Terriers aren’t an exception.
The dog requires a 40 minute per day exercise routine.
Smooth Fox Terriers have a low tendency to drool.
The high energetic dog loves to bark.
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