Smooth Fo-Chon

6-13 lbs
Bichon Frise
Smooth Fox Terrier

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. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Bichon Frise and Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fo-Chon Health

Average Size
Male Smooth Fo-Chon size stats
Height: 9-10 inches Weight: 7-15 lbs
Female Smooth Fo-Chon size stats
Height: 8-9 inches Weight: 6-13 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hemophilia
  • Atopic Dermatitis
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Analysis
  • Wellness Check
  • Skin and Hair Exams
  • Hip and Elbow X-rays

Smooth Fo-Chon Breed History

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. 

Smooth Fo-Chon Breed Appearance

The Smooth Fo-Chon has medium length hair that is extremely soft and fuzzy. It tends to matt easily so he requires frequent brushing. They can be white, cream, black, brown, tan or bi-colored. His eyes are bright and his face foxlike. The little dog’s ears tend to be floppy like the Bichon, but some dogs show a bit of perkiness to the base of the ear.  His build is small but lean and muscled. Despite having an athletic build, this little dog can get a bit chunky if he doesn’t receive adequate exercise.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Smooth Fo-Chon eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Smooth Fo-Chon nose
brown Smooth Fo-Chon nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Smooth Fo-Chon coat
brown Smooth Fo-Chon coat
white Smooth Fo-Chon coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Smooth Fo-Chon straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Smooth Fo-Chon Breed Maintenance

The Smooth Fo-Chon benefits from daily brushing to keep its full fur tangle free. Use a slicker brush to smooth the hair and then give it a comb through afterwards to make sure there are no knots. Some owners opt to take them to groomers and have their cottony fur trimmed short for easier maintenance. Once a week, you should clean his ears and wipe away any debris. Many owners opt to brush their little dog’s teeth every few days to prevent gum disease and freshen their breath. His nails often stay short naturally from exercise but some owners choose to clip their dog’s nails once a month.
Brushes for Smooth Fo-Chon
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Smooth Fo-Chon requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Smooth Fo-Chon Temperament

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. 

Smooth Fo-Chon Activity Requirements

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.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Smooth Fo-Chon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Smooth Fo-Chon Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Smooth Fo-Chon size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 5.0 lbs
Female Smooth Fo-Chon size stats at six months
Height: 5.5 inches Weight: 4.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Smooth Fo-Chon size stats at 12 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
Female Smooth Fo-Chon size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Smooth Fo-Chon size stats at 18 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
Female Smooth Fo-Chon size stats at 18 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 9.0 lbs

Smooth Fo-Chon Owner Experiences

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