The Smooth Fo-Chon is a delightful hybrid designer dog that is a mix of a Bichon Frise and the Smooth Fox Terrier. He is a small dog that usually weighs between 7 to 15 pounds. The feisty little dog stands between 9 and 10 inches tall. He is a sweet and active little dog. This dog has a spunky nature and loves to play. He is extremely loyal to his owner. His small size makes him a great choice for an apartment or a small home. In his downtime, he likes to be spoiled and held. He makes the perfect lap dog.
The Smooth Fo-Chon possesses the characteristics of both of his parents, the Bichon Frise and the Smooth Fox Terrier. The Bichon Frise dog’s history can be traced back to Spain where it was often used as a sailing dog. Italian sailors introduced the fluffy dogs to nobility where they quickly became favored companions. The breed spread throughout continental Europe and became very popular in France. In 1955, the Bichon was introduced to the United States. In 1972, the Bichon was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and was granted admission into the Non-Sporting Group. The Smooth Fox Terrier’s history can be traced to Britain where it was used by farmers to hunt vermin. It later became popular as a fox hunter. It is one of the first breeds to ever compete in dog shows. In 1885, the Smooth Fox Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and entered into the Terrier Group. The Smooth Fox Terrier is a very friendly dog with humans but often does not get along with other animals. It has a very strong prey drive and it is not uncommon for the feisty dogs to kill other smaller animals.
This little dog is spunky and lovable. He bonds closely with his owner and the family. This little fella is highly intelligent. He enjoys playing and interacting with people. He can be a bit barky if he hears an unfamiliar noise or sees a stranger. Caution should always be taken when introducing the Smooth Fo-Chon to other pets. His prey drive can kick in with smaller pets and he might try to bully or harm them. This little guy sometimes doesn’t like small children. When spoiled, he can become very protective of his owner and might get a bit snappy towards strangers.
The Smooth Fo-Chon is a rambunctious little dog. He likes to play and go for walks. If he receives sufficient exercise, then he enjoys cuddles and lap time. Care should always be taken when taking the Smooth Fo-Chon to a dog park because he thinks he is a big dog in a little dog's body and he can pick fights with other dogs. These little dogs will also often chase birds and squirrels and other small creatures. Their prey drive is very high. Unless the Smooth Fo-Chon is very well trained, he should always be walked with a lead in case he decides to take off chasing some other dog or animal. He can adapt to apartment living but will also enjoy a home with a yard that he can explore in, and he may like to dig a few holes in the garden as well.