Smooth Fox Terrier Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Smooth Fox Terrier are that they are bold, energetic, playful, and affectionate. They are prone to behavior issues and Small Dog Syndrome.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great with families and children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 13 to 20 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases associated with this breed of dog are deafness in the white dogs, post nasal drip, lens luxation, distichiasis, cataracts, Legg-Perthes, and shoulder dislocation.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is difficult with this breed of dog, as it belongs to the terrier group. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog can be aggressive if they get Small Dog Syndrome.

Noise Factor

Can be prone to obsessive barking. This is the reason they are not recommended for apartment and condo life!

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