Non-sporting Breeds

Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 15 in (39cm) Bitch: slightly less
Weight: 16-18 lb (7-8kg)
Coat: Straight, flat, and smooth
Color: All white; white with tan or black markings, with white predominant; brindle, red, or liver markings highly undesirable

The Smooth Fox Terrier started life as a stable dog, its job being to hunt vermin. It probably descends from terriers in the English counties of Cheshire and Shropshire with some beagle blood added. Terriers have hunted foxes, badgers, and vermin for centuries. When foxhunting from horseback became popular among the British gentry in the 1800s, a Fox Terrier was carried in a saddle bag, ready to be released in order to flush out the fox from its lair. The Industrial Revolution only increased the breed's popularity- in towns as ratters and in the country for foxhunts. Fox Terriers are affectionate, trainable, and make the ideal child's companion for rabbiting. The Smooth needs daily grooming with a stiff brush, and trimming ang chalking before a show.
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