The Smooth Poxer is a rare hybrid breed. Little is known about his origins, so in order to understand the history of the Smooth Poxer, we can study his parent breeds. The Pug originates in China. He was a favorite of the Imperial family, and it is said that he lived luxuriously and was provided protection by Imperial guards. Many believe he is descended from the Tibetan Mastiff. As the Chinese began trading with Europeans, the Pug also began to populate areas other than the Orient. As he was favored by royalty in China, he was also often a member of royal households in Europe. During the Victorian era, the Pug was featured in famous paintings, postcards, and figurines. A black Pug - thought to be rare at the time - was also featured in this artwork. Marie Antoinette owned a Pug prior to the French Revolution. Queen Victoria was said to favor the breed as well, and it is thought that she is somewhat responsible for breeding the Pug down to the small size he is today. The Smooth Fox Terrier has been a companion to royals as well. He has also been a circus performer, and he is known as the breed which has won the Westminster Dog Show more times than any other breed. A fox hunter at heart, the Smooth Fox Terrier became prized for his ability to "go to ground" (go into the fox hole) and flush out prey for hunters. It is thought that the Smooth Fox Terrier was developed by combining Beagles, Black and Tan Terriers, Bull Terriers, and Greyhounds. However, exact records do not exist to back this theory. King Edward owned a Smooth Fox Terrier named Caesar; the dog wore a collar which read, "I am Caesar; I belong to the King." Caesar followed alongside his beloved master's coffin when the king passed away. The first Fox Terrier was registered by the American Kennel Club in 1885. The Smooth Fox Terrier is also quite recognizable as the dog pictured on any RCA product during the twentieth century.