The Smooth Foodle is a hybrid mix of the Poodle (Toy, Miniature or Standard) and the Smooth Fox Terrier. Being a newer hybrid, there is very little information available about it, so we'll get our background from that of the parent breeds. Since no place or approximate date of origination is available on the hybrid, we can probably assume that it was developed in the United States, sometime in the late 1900's or early 2000's when interest in mixing pure breeds for a variety of reasons became more popular. The Poodle, though its current appearance leads one to believe otherwise, is a breed which was developed to hunt mostly waterfowl. It's heritage can be traced back to the first century B.C, where images resembling the Poodle were found in tombs and various forms of artwork in Egypt, Rome and Greece, being depicted in a variety of hunting and herding tasks. While most historians differ in their opinion of where the Poodle breed originated, most will agree that it's heritage includes a number of breeds: European water dogs from Spain, Portugal, Germany, Hungary and Russia as well as the North African Barbet which was imported from the Iberian Peninsula. The Standard Poodle was well established by the 1400's when interest in reducing the size of this talented canine become popular ... enter the Miniature Poodle and the Toy Poodle to the scene. The Poodle is believed to have had its roots in Germany and France, eventually being recognized by the Kennel Club (England) in 1876 and the American Kennel Club in 1886 where it is 7th most popular breed in the AKC registry. The Smooth Fox Terrier is a breed which was developed in England in the 17th century and has changed its looks very little since it appeared on the canine scene. The Smooth Fox Terrier was bred for hunting and sporting activities of hunting and flushing of foxes and various other vermin from their dens. Believed to have been developed from English Hounds, Dachshunds, Beagles and Fox Hounds, the plucky personality, size and stamina of the Fox Terrier made it perfect for these activities. Today, the Smooth Fox Terrier, a great combination of toy and terrier, is mostly utilized as a family pet, companion, watch dog, agility and obedience competitions. The Smooth Fox Terrier was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 where it is the 124th most popular breed in its registry. The Smooth Foodle hybrid itself is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Dog Breed Registry, the Designer Dog Kennel Club, the Dog Registry of America, and the International Designer Canine Registry.