A Smooth Poxer is a cross between a Pug and a Smooth Fox Terrier. They get all their attitude and energy from the Smooth Fox Terrier, but their loyalty, affection, and trust from the Pug. Crossing these two breeds creates a beautiful dog that integrates into family life well. They love kids, other animals, and enjoy having fun as well. They also don’t mind cuddling up to you or going for walks around the block. This easy-going and fun dog loves and trusts everyone, even if they can be a little crabby and snappy sometimes. Try these activities if you want them to live life to the fullest.
When you own a Pug or even a Pug-cross such as a Smooth Poxer, you run the risk of your pup having a brachycephalic snout. In this instance, your dog can find it hard to breathe – especially during high levels of exercise or heat. Particularly in the sun, it’s important to provide low key activities that will help to cool your dog down. Unfortunately, if a Pug with a brachycephalic snout overheats or overexerts themselves, they can go into cardiac arrest. That’s why these fun water activities are so important. Give them something fun to do, but something that will also cool them down on a hot day. They are also affordable, easy to do, and take only half an hour with a few water accessories and toys.
It seems like every activity for your dog these days costs a fortune, which is why a trip to the dog park can be a breath of fresh air. You can put your wallet away because it doesn’t cost a dime, and it’s also a straightforward activity your Smooth Poxer will love. What’s more, it’s only going to take up 30 minutes of your time, but will tire your dog out for the day. On a sunny day, gather up your furry friend, hunt down a waste bag and toy, clip on their harness, and hit the road. It’s time to head to the dog park!
If you don’t have a yard or it’s too wet and miserable to take advantage of it, then you will need to have some indoor activities up your sleeve. DIY food puzzles could be it. Smooth Poxers get their intelligence from the Fox Terrier parentage, and it doesn’t take them long to master any problem you throw their way. But, will they tackle these? When you create puzzles at home, you benefit from being able to flex your creative muscles while providing your pup with something to do. It’s affordable, takes them at least an hour to work out, and you only need items you have lying around the home. Gather a pipe, treats, drill, ice cube tray, water, rope, and sweet potato, and let’s start!
Is your Pug-cross a little porky? Get in touch with a hydrotherapy facility near you to get hydrotherapy sessions underway. Your Smooth Poxer can do laps and have fun in the water while benefiting their health at the same time. What’s more, you can get concession cards to make it more affordable, while utilizing high-tech equipment such as underwater treadmills.
If your dog has the short snout of a Pug, then you always have to be careful with how you exercise them. A nice walk can be an excellent option. Keep the walk’s length to around half an hour or less, and you can take them several times a day in mild weather. Avoid walking and exercises in hot weather.
A Smooth Poxer is a delightful dog that will fill your heart from day one. They don’t ask for a lot but do require some mental and physical activity to keep them in tip-top shape. Put your best paw forward and treat them to walks, swims, and even chew toys they can play with for hours. Don’t let man’s best friend down!