Smooth Fox Terrier

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 0ft 10in - 1ft 2in
Weight: 15-18lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 15 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly4/5
  • Stranger-Friendly3/5
  • Dog-Friendly2/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Smooth Fox Terrier Information

Smooth Fox TerrierThis friendly, family-oriented dog is similar to its close relative, the Wire Fox Terrier. The Smooth Fox stands apart for their head shape, which is V-shaped and elongated. Weighing anywhere from 13 to 20 pounds, this breed is strongly built and possesses strong hunting instincts with a graceful range of motion, strong nose and remarkable eyesight. His fur can be white or a combination of white, black and/or tan.

As a pet, the Smooth Fox Terrier is smart and independent. He keeps his family laughing with his cute and comical side.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Smooth Fox Terriers be apartment dogs?

Smooth Fox Terriers aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Smooth Fox Terriers be left alone?

While Smooth Fox Terriers prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Smooth Fox Terriers good with kids?

Smooth Fox Terriers do well with kids. As with any dog they should be monitored closely, they're unlikely to become aggressive.

Are Smooth Fox Terriers friendly with strangers?

Although Smooth Fox Terriers can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.

Do Smooth Fox Terriers get along with other dogs?

Smooth Fox Terriers aren't usually friendly with other dogs. They tend to not get along unless carefully socialized.

Do Smooth Fox Terriers bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Smooth Fox Terriers bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Smooth Fox Terriers shed a lot?

The Smooth Fox Terrier isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Smooth Fox Terriers need a lot of grooming?

Smooth Fox Terriers don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Smooth Fox Terriers need a lot of exercise?

The Smooth Fox Terrier has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Smooth Fox Terriers easy to train?

Although Smooth Fox Terriers can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Smooth Fox Terriers handle cold weather?

Although Smooth Fox Terriers can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Smooth Fox Terriers handle hot weather?

Smooth Fox Terriers do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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