Smooth Foxy Russell

13-17 lbs
11-15"
United States
Jack Russell Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier

The Smooth Foxy Russell is a new hybrid breed of dog that is the result of crossing the Jack Russell Terrier with the Smooth Fox Terrier. What you get is a dynamic small  sized dog that has energy to burn. Fast on their feet, these little turbo engines can turn on a dime, and go from standing to  full throttle speed in a matter of seconds. They are alert, intelligent, independent, loving and loyal. True to the Terrier nature, these little rascals  are full of curiosity which can sometimes get them into trouble! They are territorial and courageous - it seems no one has explain to them that they are a small dog and should not be taking on bigger animals. To a Smooth Foxy Russell, they think they are massive, so they act big. You may be needed to rescue your pooch from a tricky situation more than once - a situation that they instigated. But its hard not to love these cute little dogs. Yes, they can be tricky to train unless they find it fun and want to be trained. Its not that they aren't intelligent, far from it. Its just that they want to do things their way. Affectionate and really fun to have around, these happy little dogs make ideal family pets although they are better with older children. Tugging the tail or ears and teasing them with taking their toys or food may result in a nip or bite. They are not tolerant of these things, so older children who are aware of this are a better match. The Smooth Foxy Russell has a strong prey drive so keep them on a leash when out walking. If they smell or see something they consider prey they will be off after it unless you have them restrained on a lead. While they can test your patience with their independent nature, they are easy to forgive when they snuggle up close and look at you with love from those expressive round eyes.

Purpose
Companion, Agility, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Jack Russell Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Foxy Russell Health

Average Size
Male Smooth Foxy Russell size stats
Height: 12-16 inches Weight: 14-18 lbs
Female Smooth Foxy Russell size stats
Height: 11-15 inches Weight: 13-17 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Minor Concerns
  • Glaucoma
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness (White Coats)
Occasional Tests
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Complete Ophthalmologic Examination
  • Hearing and Ear Tests
  • Eye Examinations (both internal as well as external)
  • X-rays or other radiographic imaging

Smooth Foxy Russell Breed History

The Smooth Foxy Russell is a new hybrid dog that has little information about its development. Hence the need to look at the parent dogs history to see how learn about their past. The Jack Russell was developed in the 1800's as a working dog, especially for fox hunting where these energetic dogs would flush out the fox with their steady barking for the hunter to exterminate. They have a strong prey drive and will cleanse your property of any mice or rats that may be foolish enough to come within distance of these energetic and enthusiastic dogs. The Reverend John Russell bred was known for the finest strain of these terriers in England. There is a wide variance in the standard for the Jack Russell Terrier - something that has been a hot debate in past years. The longer leg Jack Russell was called the Parson Jack Russell, while the shorter leg dogs were called simply the Jack Russell. In America, the shorter legged Jack Russell is the more popular dog, yet the long legged dog is the breed officially recognised as the Jack Russell. But whatever the length of the leg, these charismatic small dogs have gained popularity due to their appearance in shows such as 'Frasier', and the children's show 'Wishbone'. Intelligent, quick to learn (if it suits them), and true performers, the Jack Russell is one feisty, active and lovable dog. The Smooth Fox Terrier is one of the oldest terrier type dogs, where they were developed in England in the 17th Century to help hunters with animals that preyed upon the stock, such as the fox, or the rat. The Dachshund, Fox Hound, and the Beagle were part of their development history. The Smooth Fox Terrier would chase the prey to the ground and would dig, bark and lunge until it chase the harassed creature out of its den. The hunter would then dispose of the animal. Originally the Fox Terrier had two distinctive coats, one was smooth, the other was wirehaired and both were considered the same breed for a long time. It was in 1876 that the Smooth Fox Terrier standard was established, separating it from the wire hair variety. Ever since there has been debate with some saying they are still the same breed, just different coats. The American Kennel Club recognised the Smooth Fox Terrier in 1885. While the debate still rages amongst dog lovers, the Smooth Fox Terrier continues to be a popular terrier, full of personality and devoted to their owners, although they do like to do things their way. They excel at hunting, tracking, agility and performing tricks, and make good watchdogs.

Smooth Foxy Russell Breed Appearance

The body of the Smooth Foxy Russell is well proportioned in the body, with a short body, a flexible narrow chest and medium size or short legs depending on the genetics they inherit from their parents. Although the legs are slender, they are sturdy and strong. The medium length tail is thicker where it joins the body, and tapers to a point at the end. The neck is quite muscular and supports the elegant tapered head. The top of the head is slightly rounded, with the ears wide set and triangular in shape that are held erect but flop over at the top. The muzzle is long and narrow, with teeth meeting in a scissors bite. The nose is black and glossy, with wide nostrils. It is the eyes that say it all, those round dark expressive eyes hint at the mischievous nature within, and the way they tilt their head when they listen to you just compounds their impish appearance. Their coat may be smooth or rough, usually they have a body color of white, and patches of black, tan, or brown. The Smooth Foxy Russell is a fine looking small dog full of charisma and personality.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Smooth Foxy Russell eyes
Brown
amber Smooth Foxy Russell eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Smooth Foxy Russell nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
red Smooth Foxy Russell coat
Red
brown Smooth Foxy Russell coat
Brown
fawn Smooth Foxy Russell coat
Fawn
black Smooth Foxy Russell coat
Black
white Smooth Foxy Russell coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Smooth Foxy Russell straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Smooth Foxy Russell Breed Maintenance

The Smooth Foxy Russell is easy to maintain. Their coat can be smooth or rough, but sheds minimally and only needs a good brushing once or twice a week. When brushing, check for any cuts or small injuries that may be starting to get infected; these lively small dogs are very curious and can get into some tight corners which may cause an injury. Not that they will tell you, so make sure you watch for signs of infection. They are easy to bath but don't need it often. Perhaps when that white coat gets a bit muddy looking or they smell a bit 'doggy' is the time for a bath. Using a special dog shampoo that is designed especially for your dogs skin will help prevent any skin allergies. Then a good towel dry and brush down will see them back to their elegant self. The ears need to be checked weekly to ensure they are in good health, these areas are prone to infections and may need a gentle clean with a soft cloth and special cleaning fluid from the veterinarian. Then if they will sit still long enough, a good teeth brushing session followed by a nail clipping will complete the grooming program.
Brushes for Smooth Foxy Russell
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Smooth Foxy Russell requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Smooth Foxy Russell Temperament

Generally small to medium in size, the Smooth Foxy Russell is one heck of a personality who lives life to the fullest and is independent in nature. Full of fun and with a thirst for life at full speed, they need an active family who can keep up with this amazing dog. Coming from a background of hunting stock, they are geared to instinctively chase after fast moving animals they consider prey. Yet raised with other pets such as cats, they can form a strong friendship bond. Unfortunately that may not apply to the neighbours cat so ensure this little demon is restricted to his own yard with a very solid fence. They make great family pets, and children especially love them because they will play all day without tiring. The Smooth Foxy Russell makes a good watchdog, expressing their displeasure when strangers appear in very vocal terms. They are a happy go lucky type of dog, yet they don't suit everyone. Because of their independent nature and wanting to do things their way, they can be a handful to train unless you are an experienced dog handler. It is no use getting frustrated and yelling at the dog when they will not cooperate - that will only make it worse and the dog wins the battle. Use patience and praise along with small treats to appeal to their vanity and you will find training goes well. Also keep the training interesting and fun for the dog. They can easily lose their focus if they have to do the same old thing time and time again. Challenge their intelligence with some agility or hunting type activities, use toys where they have to work out how to get that yummy treat they can smell and you will find training will be a lot more fun for you both. They are a challenge to own, but are such clowns and personalities that it is well worth the occasional aggravation. Strong experienced dog owners are the best match for this feisty dog.

Smooth Foxy Russell Activity Requirements

The Smooth Foxy Russell is a typical terrier, they need to be on the go most of the time. They are a natural to play games with, and they will be the last one standing when its over. Water fun is hilarious with these little dynamos, you will get wet one way or another as they use you for a towel when they hop out of the water. Long walks on a leash (so they don't take off after what they consider prey or a curiosity) are perfect to wear off some of that energy. They will love to be out and socialising, just ensure they don't push their luck with the bigger dogs who may not want to be pushed around by a small pooch. If you make training fun they will cooperate and enjoy the process. Mix it up daily so they don't get bored, and make it challenging for them. They love solving puzzles or seeking items. New tricks are easily picked up by this dog as long as you don't try to force it or get impatient with them. They are independent little souls and may switch off if you go down that track. Use praise and treats to appeal to their vanity, and they will respond willingly.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
80 minutes

Smooth Foxy Russell Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $2.00
Monthly Cost
$26.00 - $30.00

Smooth Foxy Russell Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Smooth Foxy Russell size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 5 lbs
Female Smooth Foxy Russell size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 5 lbs
12 Months
Male Smooth Foxy Russell size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 16 lbs
Female Smooth Foxy Russell size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 15 lbs
18 Months
Male Smooth Foxy Russell size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 17 lbs
Female Smooth Foxy Russell size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 16 lbs

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