Fox Terrier (Smooth)

KC Pedigree, Small-Medium

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

As the name suggests, the breed was developed for digging out the fox when it ran to ground. 'Terrier' comes from 'terr' - the Latin for 'earth'.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone who wants a spirited companion that's full of character. If you like feisty, energetic terriers, this is the dog for you.

Not the best for ...

Those who have lots of other pets and no time for careful socialisation, training and ongoing supervision in dealing with this breed's high prey drive.

Aliases

Smooth Fox

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small-Medium
You could pick them up if you had to in an emergency.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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