As the living representative
of the dog pictured listening to "His Master's Voice", the
Smooth Fox Terrier became an extremely popular pet in North America.
This dog stands up
to 15 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a smooth, hard coat
that is mostly white with black, tan, and/or ginger
markings. The coat should be hand stripped to remove dead fur twice
The Smooth Fox Terrier has the
feisty personality common to terriers. He is enthusiastic, lively, and
An ideal children's companion, he never refuses a chance to run, chase, or
entertaining family pet for the active household, the Smooth Fox Terrier is
affectionate, trustworthy, and eager to please. Small pets such as cats
may trigger his hunting instinct and being a terrier, he may try to
dominate other dogs.
As with most terriers, he will
stand his ground against other dogs, and will benefit from early training
and socialization. He is intelligent and learns quickly but can be
stubborn. Alert, determined, and inquisitive, the Smooth Fox Terrier needs
a confident leader with a loving but firm and consistent hand. This
is an active breed who needs lots of off-leash exercise and so is happiest
in a home with a large fenced yard.