Smooth Foxingese

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10-15 lbs
8-11"
United States
Pekingese
Smooth Fox Terrier

The Smooth Foxingese is a small hybrid that is a combination of the Pekingese and the Smooth Fox Terrier. This breed can be an excellent pet for your family with the right training. However, they are not great with young children due to their size and can be a bit jealous with other pets as well. The Smooth Foxingese can be hard to train and needs plenty of patience and consistency to learn who is boss. They are brave and they make great watch dogs but will go after any threat no matter their size so you have to be careful she does not get hurt.

Purpose
Companion, Guard Dog
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Pekingese and Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Foxingese Health

Average Size
Male Smooth Foxingese size stats
Height: 11-14 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Female Smooth Foxingese size stats
Height: 8-11 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Heart Problems such as Pulmonic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Skin Diseases and Disorders
  • Congenital Eye Defects
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Shoulder Dysplasia
  • Distichiasis
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Hearing and Ear Tests
  • Cardiac Test
  • DNA

Smooth Foxingese Breed History

To determine the history of the Smooth Foxingese, it is important to look at the backgrounds of the Pekingese and the Smooth Fox Terrier. The Pekingese breed has been a royal part of the Chinese history since the 8th century and were named after the city of Peking, where they were developed during the Tang Dynasty. Because of their furry head of hair, they were nicknamed the Lion Dog and the legend claims that the breed is a mix of a marmoset and a lion that fell in love many centuries ago. In fact, the Chinese people believed that the Pekingese had magic powers similar to the Chinese guard lions that protected the palaces and temples, which is why the Pekingese were protected and had their own servants. Those who were not royalty were not allowed to own a Pekingese until the late 1800s when soldiers found several of them during the Chinese takeover. One of these dogs was given to Queen Victoria and she carried him around in the large sleeves of her royal robe, earning them the nickname of sleeve Pekingese. In 1906, the breed was acknowledged by the American Kennel Club where they are now the 93rd most well-liked breed in America. The Smooth Fox Terrier is an English breed that dates back to the 18th century and was bred from Beagles, Bull Terriers, Black and Tan Terriers, and Greyhounds. They were one of the first breeds to enter a dog show but were originally bred to hunt foxes by chasing them out of their holes for the hunters. Even though the Smooth Fox Terrier and Wire Fox Terrier were thought to be one breed at one time, they had different backgrounds. However, even the AKC had these two breeds listed as the same until 1985, when they were finally separated. 

Smooth Foxingese Breed Appearance

The Smooth Foxingese is a small dog with a thick furry coat that comes in many colors such as beige, orange, pied, gold, sable, brindle,  lemon, blue, silver, chocolate, red, spotted, merle, or speckled. This little dog does not get much bigger than a foot tall and about 15 pounds with short, stubby legs and a curled tail that is feathered with long, silky hair. They have round brown eyes with a lively expression and a shortened muzzle with a black nose. Because your Smooth Foxingese has a short muzzle, she will need to be checked for brachycephalic syndrome, which is a dangerous respiratory illness.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Smooth Foxingese eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Smooth Foxingese nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brindle Smooth Foxingese coat
Brindle
sable Smooth Foxingese coat
Sable
pied Smooth Foxingese coat
Pied
white Smooth Foxingese coat
White
silver Smooth Foxingese coat
Silver
blue Smooth Foxingese coat
Blue
fawn Smooth Foxingese coat
Fawn
cream Smooth Foxingese coat
Cream
red Smooth Foxingese coat
Red
brown Smooth Foxingese coat
Brown
black Smooth Foxingese coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Smooth Foxingese straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Smooth Foxingese Breed Maintenance

The thick coat of the Smooth Foxingese requires thorough brushing on a daily basis, or at least every other day. It is best if you use a detangling spray and detangling tool along with a steel comb and hard bristle brush or pin brush. If your dog has serious matting, you should use your fingers and the spray to loosen the tangles before you comb it out. You should also bathe your dog with mild conditioning shampoo and crème rinse once or twice a month and clean out her ears well. Also, you will need to trim her toenails regularly to prevent cracking or splitting. Brush her teeth with a veterinary approved toothpaste daily if possible. Small dogs are very prone to tooth decay.
Brushes for Smooth Foxingese
Pin Brush
Dematter
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Smooth Foxingese requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Smooth Foxingese Temperament

The Smooth Foxingese is an affectionate and loving little dog with a large personality that can sometimes seem like an attitude. They are sometimes a bit too courageous but they do not know their own size and that can be a problem. This breed is also a little difficult to train even though they are really smart. They are stubborn and it can take a long time and a lot of patience to get them to listen. However, if you let your dog know who the leader of the pack is, she will come around eventually. Although, some owners prefer to send their Smooth Foxingese to obedience classes instead.

Smooth Foxingese Activity Requirements

The Smooth Foxingese has a lot of excess energy and needs about 45 minutes to an hour of vigorous exercise per day in order to stay healthy. They need both physical and mental stimulation to keep them from becoming overweight, anxious, or depressed. This hybrid tends to be susceptible to separation anxiety if they do not get enough attention from you every day and may develop bad habits like barking excessively. Some great activities you can enjoy with your Smooth Foxingese include a trip to the dog park, hiking in the woods, swimming, playing fetch, and going for a brisk walk around the neighborhood.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Smooth Foxingese Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00

Smooth Foxingese Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Smooth Foxingese size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Smooth Foxingese size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 6 lbs
12 Months
Male Smooth Foxingese size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Smooth Foxingese size stats at 12 months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 8 lbs
18 Months
Male Smooth Foxingese size stats at 18 months
Height: 13 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Smooth Foxingese size stats at 18 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 12 lbs

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