Smooth Poxer

15-18 lbs
Smooth Fox Terrier
The Smooth Poxer is a hybrid dog. His parent breeds are the Smooth Fox Terrier and the Pug. The Smooth Poxer will be a small to medium-sized dog. Playful and amusing, the Smooth Poxer will be both loyal and loving with his family. He never meets a stranger, so even if he is vocal when strangers drop by, the Smooth Poxer will immediately warm to them. He gets along well with other animals, particularly other dogs. However, early socialization is the best way to teach him exactly what behavior you expect from him. The Smooth Poxer makes a great addition to any home, whether you are single, an older couple, or a family with children.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Smooth Fox Terrier, Pug

Smooth Poxer Health

Average Size
Male Smooth Poxer size stats
Height: 12-14 inches Weight: 15-18 lbs
Female Smooth Poxer size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 15-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Demodectic Mange
  • Eye Problems
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
  • Pug Dog Encephalitis
Minor Concerns
  • Epilepsy
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dry Eye
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Blood Test
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Full Body Physical Examination

Smooth Poxer Breed History

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. 

Smooth Poxer Breed Appearance

The Smooth Poxer often has the stocky body of the Pug parent breed. His coloring is quite varied, however. He may be cream or tan colored. He may be white with brown markings. He may be black or gray. He will generally have the black markings on his face of the Pug parent breed. He will also likely have the curly tail of the Pug parent breed. His tail will sit atop his back. He may or may not have longer, shaggy hair. His chest will be broad and deep. He may inherit the brachycephalic snout of the Pug parent breed. Should he do this, you will need to be cautious when the Smooth Poxer exercises. He may also inherit the wrinkly face of the Pug. This will present another maintenance issue. His ears are likely to be somewhat floppy.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Smooth Poxer eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Smooth Poxer nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Smooth Poxer coat
gray Smooth Poxer coat
cream Smooth Poxer coat
fawn Smooth Poxer coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Smooth Poxer straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Smooth Poxer Breed Maintenance

The maintenance of the Smooth Poxer will largely depend on the type of features he inherits from his parent breeds. Should he inherit the wrinkly face of the Pug parent breed, you will need to clean his wrinkles with a damp wash cloth daily. You will also need to wipe the wrinkles dry to prevent water from standing in the wrinkles and irritating the skin of the Smooth Poxer. If he has floppy ears, you will need to wipe them out weekly with a damp cotton ball. Be sure to check for redness or a foul odor, both indicative of an ear infection. You will need to brush him weekly, and check him for any signs of allergies such as missing hair. He is not prone to a great deal of shedding, but he will definitely shed in the spring and fall. You might want to brush him daily at that point. Brush his teeth two or three times a week to prevent the build-up of tartar and bad breath. Brush his teeth daily to prevent tooth decay. Clip his nails every two weeks unless he wears them down on his own. A good rule of thumb is if you can hear his nails clicking on a tile or granite floor, then it is time to trim his nails.
Brushes for Smooth Poxer
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Smooth Poxer requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Smooth Poxer Temperament

The Smooth Poxer is a sweet, lively little dog who will amuse you with his antics on a daily basis. He never meets a stranger, although he will bark at people he does not know. He is great with family members of all ages, but he is especially good with children. Given the opportunity to grow up together, the Smooth Poxer will be especially protective of kids. He is known to follow family members from room to room just so he can be in on the action. He is a great cuddle buddy, but he also enjoys spending time outdoors with his family as well. He is good with other pets, especially if he is provided with multiple early socialization opportunities. He is easily trainable; however, he may be a little stubborn when it comes to housebreaking. Patience will pay off in the end. Give him treats as a reward for good behavior, and he will do anything he can to please you.

Smooth Poxer Activity Requirements

The Smooth Poxer is a fairly active dog. However, he may inherit the brachycephalic snout of the Pug parent. Should this be the case, you will need to exercise caution when giving him play time. If he gets too hot or is otherwise overexerted, he could go into cardiac arrest due to a lack of proper air. Keep bottled water handy during hot weather to keep him hydrated and prevent hyperventilation. He will enjoy short, brisk walks with you around the neighborhood. Trips to the dog park will give him ample opportunities for exercise. He will also enjoy playing outdoors in a fenced-in yard, but keep in mind that he will need supervision. It is not a good idea to leave him outdoors for hours at a time. Keep plenty of toys that give him both mental and physical exercise.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes
activity minutes

Smooth Poxer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.90 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Smooth Poxer Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Smooth Poxer size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Smooth Poxer size stats at six months
Height: 6.0 inches Weight: 8.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Smooth Poxer size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
Female Smooth Poxer size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Smooth Poxer size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 13.0 lbs
Female Smooth Poxer size stats at 18 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 13.0 lbs

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