Smooth Foodle

5-65 lbs
10-21"
United States
Poodle
Smooth Fox Terrier
Foxipoo, Toy Foodle, Toy Foxpoo, Toy Foxdoodle
The Smooth Foodle is a hybrid mix of the Poodle and the Smooth Fox Terrier.  Both parent breeds were developed for hunting purposes of various waterfowl,  small vermin and fox, their sizes and coats enabling them to perform these functions in their respective countries  of France, Germany and the United Kingdom quite well.  While not utilized today for the hunting and tracking tasks for which they were bred as they were in centuries past, their current purpose makes them wonderful companions and family pets ... and ... they're ones who are not not at all opposed to warming your lap at the slightest opportunity or "invitation".
Purpose
Companion, Watchdog, Agility, Competitive Obedience
Date of Origin
2000's
Ancestry
Poodle (Toy, Miniature or Standard), Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Foodle Health

Average Size
Male Smooth Foodle size stats
Height: 10-21 inches Weight: 5-65 lbs
Female Smooth Foodle size stats
Height: 10-21 inches Weight: 5-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
  • Mitral Valve Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy (Ataxia)
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Canine Cushing’s Disease
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Eye Diseases and Disorders
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Wobbler's Syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Deficiency
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Deafness
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cherry Eye or Entropion (eye problems)
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Malassezia Dermatitis/Otitis
Occasional Tests
  • Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Ear Tests and Myringotomy Tests
  • Yearly Physical Examination
  • Various Blood Testing Modalities
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays of various parts of the skeletal system
  • Dental and Oral Examinations
  • Echocardiography (ultrasound)

Smooth Foodle Breed History

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.

Smooth Foodle Breed Appearance

The Smooth Foodle is a hybrid mix of the Poodle (Toy, Miniature or Standard size) and the Smooth Fox Terrier and can take on the appearance characteristics of either or both parent breeds.  She can stand 10 to 21 inches tall and weigh 5 to 65 pounds, which is quite a variation that will depend on the size of the Poodle parent.  Her coat can be thick, curly and wiry or short and smooth, having the most common colors of black, blue gray, silver, white, brown, cafe-au-lait, apricot or white with black or brown markings.  Her muzzle is long and tapering, ears which can be long and held close to the head or V-shaped, folding forward, eyes that are dark and a black nose with teeth that meet in a scissors bite.  She may be squarely built or smaller build but either build will be strong and well-muscled with a tail of varying length.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Smooth Foodle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Smooth Foodle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Smooth Foodle coat
White
silver Smooth Foodle coat
Silver
blue Smooth Foodle coat
Blue
gray Smooth Foodle coat
Gray
brown Smooth Foodle coat
Brown
black Smooth Foodle coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Smooth Foodle wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Smooth Foodle Breed Maintenance

Your Smooth Foodle hybrid falls into the moderate category of maintenance and in the minimal to moderate category for shedding, her coat possibly being hypoallergenic as only the Poodle parent contributes this trait.  She will need to be brushed at least once a week to remove loose hair, debris and mats, with bathing only occurring as needed to preserve the vital oils which help to keep her coat water resistant.  She will need to have her ears checked on a weekly basis, cleaning them as needed with a cotton ball and an approved canine ear wash.  Be sure to check her toenails at least once a month, trimming them when necessary unless she is able to keep them worn down with her normal exercise activities.  Brush her teeth two to three times a week to prevent development of periodontal disease which leads to tooth loss. She is an energetic canine and will need 1 to 2 hours a day of exercise.
Brushes for Smooth Foodle
Pin Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Smooth Foodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Smooth Foodle Temperament

Your Smooth Foodle is a hybrid mix of the Poodle (Toy, Miniature or Standard) and the Smooth Fox Terrier and can inherit the temperament and personality traits of one or both parent breeds.  She can be alert, affectionate, gentle, friendly, energetic, cheerful, intelligent, lively, playful, loving, responsive, loyal and territorial.  Socialization as early in her life as possible will help to ensure that she'll get along with the kids, the family cat, other dogs and even little Tommy's guinea pig, and she'll likely get along with strangers, too, though you should expect that she will be wary of them until she senses that there is no danger to her human family.  She has a moderate tendency to hunt and to wander, making it important to keep her on leash whenever she's outside the house, fenced yard or other safe enclosure.  She is quite intelligent, making her easy to train using positive training and encouragement techniques.  She really doesn't like being left alone for long periods of time, suffering from boredom and separation anxiety.  She is an active canine and will need at least 90 minutes a day of moderate exercise.  She is in the moderate category for barking.

Smooth Foodle Activity Requirements

Your Smooth Foodle hybrid is an active canine family member.  She will need to be exercised 1 to 2 hours daily to manage her energy levels.  That exercise can include several daily walks or jogs, playtime in the dog park or fenced yard, interactive games of fetch, Frisbee, flyball, earth dog activities and agility and obedience training.  She adapts well to apartment or condo living, but keep in mind that she can be a moderate barker, an important fact for those living in noise restricted areas.  She can also adapt well to life in a family home with or without a fenced yard, can live in an urban or rural setting in temperate climates.  She will need additional protection and precautions for temperature extremes.  It is important to remember that she has a moderate tendency to hunt and wander.  It is for this reason that it is highly recommended that you keep her on leash when she's outside the house, fenced yard or other safe enclosure to avoid the inevitable chase down the street, around the block or through the pond as she pursues that small animal or unusual scent which has attracted her attention.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Smooth Foodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Smooth Foodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Smooth Foodle size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 26 lbs
Female Smooth Foodle size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 26 lbs
12 Months
Male Smooth Foodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 35 lbs
Female Smooth Foodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 35 lbs
18 Months
Male Smooth Foodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 35 lbs
Female Smooth Foodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 35 lbs

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