Smooth Fox Terrier

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The job of these long legged terriers was to kill the fox once it was found in a foxhunt. The two varieties of coat were developed to meet the need in different regions.This stealthy killing terrier is stalwart in temperament and willful. They require a gentle but firm owner and prefer to be the only dog in a household. They are good with older children but can be aggressive and nip small children, other dogs and animals.

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MALE : 18lbs (8kg)FEMALE : 16lbs (7kg)

Fox Terriers have two types of coats: smooth and wire. The smooth coat is composed of short, flat, densely set, strong hair. The wire coat is a broken coat with medium length hair that has a firm and wiry texture. The smooth coated Fox Terrier requires no grooming, but the wire-coated variety requires professional stripping to keep it in good condition. Fox Terriers are predominantly white with color spots on their body, head and ears.

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.ÿÿ <a href="">(Credit:</a>
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