Smooth Toy Foxter

4-12 lbs
10-13"
United States
Toy Fox Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier

The Smooth Toy Foxter is a small dog with a big personality, and the typical active lifestyle of the terrier breed. The cross breeding of the Smooth Fox Terrier with the Toy Fox Terrier retains the personality of the Fox Terrier but comes in the smaller size courtesy of the influence of the Toy Fox Terrier. The Smooth Toy Foxter is curious, alert and tough for its size. Coming from a working dog background, it retains its hunting instincts and will chase after mice and small animals. Therefore it is advisable to keep this little action packed Terrier on a leash when out walking, just in case something takes his eye and he bolts after it. They tend to practise selective hearing when this happens and all your commands will fall on deaf ears. Their small size is perfect for any home, whether its a house with a fenced yard, or a small apartment. The Smooth Toy Foxter is adaptable and will adjust to any home as long as you are there with it. They are very intelligent dogs, and learn very quickly. Eager to please, they can pick up new tricks easily. Lovable and loyal, this happy dog will be fun to have around, and makes an ideal family pet. Being a small dog, they can be hurt easily so teach children to be careful handling them, especially when they are a puppy. Apart from that, this little dog with the big happy attitude is sure to make life a whole lot of fun.

Purpose
Companion, Agility
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Toy Fox Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Toy Foxter Health

Average Size
Male Smooth Toy Foxter size stats
Height: 11-15 inches Weight: 5-14 lbs
Female Smooth Toy Foxter size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 4-12 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Lens Luxation
  • Mast Cell Tumors
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Food Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness (White Coats)
Occasional Tests
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian
  • Full Chemistry Panel Tests and Blood Count
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Complete Ophthalmologic Examination
  • Hearing and Ear Tests
  • X-rays or other radiographic imaging
  • Allergy Testing

Smooth Toy Foxter Breed History

The Toy Smooth Foxter is a new hybrid breed therefore we must look to the history of the parent dogs for clues to their development and characteristics. The Toy Fox Terrier has been around for a long time, probably the best part of a century where it was first known as a small working dog on the farm, used to control rats and vermin from the barns and grain storage. It was developed by breeding the smaller Smooth Fox Terriers with several other toy breeds to achieve the smaller stature. Breeds such as the Chihuahua and the Manchester Terrier were used to reduce the size of the breed. However, the breeders found that the characteristics of these smaller terriers were not a good fit for the dog they were trying to achieve, so they reverted to breeding only smaller Smooth Fox Terriers. The first Toy Fox Terriers were registered in England in 1936, and then in the United States of America in 2003. A typical terrier, the Toy Fox Terrier is popular as a companion dog but retains the strong hunting instincts of its working history and will chase after anything that moves. This toy sized version of the popular Fox Terrier has a dedicated group of followers, and is popular in the small dog category because of its feisty personality. The Smooth Fox Terrier is just a (slightly) larger version of the Toy Fox Terrier. It is one of the most ancient terrier type of dogs that originated in the British Isles in the 17th Century. Originally the Fox Terrier was developed by crossbreeding with the Dachshunds, and later the Fox Hound and the Beagle. The Smooth Fox Terrier was a working dog, enthusiastically eradicating rats, foxes and vermin that plagued the farmers stock. The Fox Terrier would find the animal in the ground, and would dig it out while barking and lunging at it to chase it out where the hunter could then kill it. The Fox Terrier came in two different styles of coat, the smooth hair and the wirehaired version and both were considered the same breed for many years. The hardier wirehaired dog was used in rough country where its tougher coat could withstand the climate. The Smooth Fox Terrier standard was established in 1876 which separated it from the wirehaired dogs. Debate still rages amongst dog clubs that it is still the same dog, just a variation of coat. But the American Kennel Club recognised the Smooth Fox Terrier in 1885. Known for their ability to hunt, track, and excel at agility and performing tricks, this attractive little dog is a popular companion and tough character with a big heart.


Smooth Toy Foxter Breed Appearance

The Smooth Toy Foxter is an attractive small dog with a well proportioned athletic body. Build for speed, this little dog has a deep chest giving it plenty of oxygen for all its running around, and its slender legs and well padded paws allow it move quickly and turn in an instant, ideal terrier traits. A muscular neck supports the fine head. The top of the head is slightly rounded, with the large pointed ears set wide apart and erect. The muzzle is long and pointed, with teeth ending in a scissors bite. Round sparkling eyes that are deep in color but sparkle with mischief ensure this dog doesn't miss a trick. They have a happy look with a broad smile and a tongue hanging out. Their short docked tail is held high and proud. Their coat is short, dense and has a white base with patches of color such as black, tan or red. Attractive, intelligent, and very affectionate, the Smooth Toy Foxter will keep you laughing at all its tricks
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Smooth Toy Foxter eyes
Brown
amber Smooth Toy Foxter eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Smooth Toy Foxter nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
red Smooth Toy Foxter coat
Red
fawn Smooth Toy Foxter coat
Fawn
black Smooth Toy Foxter coat
Black
white Smooth Toy Foxter coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Smooth Toy Foxter straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Smooth Toy Foxter Breed Maintenance

The Smooth Toy Foxter is easy to care for with its short dense coat. But it does require brushing twice or three times a week just to remove any shedding hair and to keep it at its best. Your dog will enjoy the attention that grooming brings, and as long as you can get it to stand still long enough, it will be valuable bonding time. While you are brushing your dog, check for any skin injuries or inflammation of cuts or sores. These feisty little terriers can get into all sorts of places because of their curious natures so checking their health is important. The ears can get inflamed from debris and wax build up, so a gentle wipe out with a soft damp cloth will benefit your dog. Check the eyes are not weeping or that they are squinting because of an injury. If they are, get your pet health expert to check your dog out for damages. Teach these lively pooches to sit still while you brush their teeth which will ensure good oral hygiene, then a quick nail clip and the Smooth Toy Foxter will be off, running circles around you in appreciation!
Brushes for Smooth Toy Foxter
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Smooth Toy Foxter requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Smooth Toy Foxter Temperament

The Smooth Toy Foxter can best be described as a lively, energetic, happy and young spirited dog who is highly intelligent and affectionate. These dogs are loyal and great companion dogs, adaptable to most living environments. Athletic by nature, they get a lot of exercise just following family members around at home and playing with them and their toys. They still possess the ancient terrier skills and instincts, and will chase small creatures from mice to the neighbours cat, so need supervising. Because of this instinct, they need a secure yard or need to be on a leash when out walking. This dog needs a leader, someone who they can respect, otherwise they may try to take over and that's when life can become difficult with a whining, yappy dog who tries to control his people. Children should be taught to be kind but firm with the dog so it sees them as leaders also. The Smooth Toy Foxter responds to training exceptionally well, especially if it is fun and has a challenge that they must overcome. This utilises their skills and mental ability which produces a well rounded dog adaptable to most climates and housing situations. They are good for small units or apartments as long as they get their daily walk. This time of exercise is important to your dog to socialise and burn off some of its energy, and it is also essential time with you as a companion. Loving and loyal, small enough to snuggle on your lap, and with a happy go lucky attitude that makes this little companion worth his weight in gold.

Smooth Toy Foxter Activity Requirements

The Smooth Toy Foxter may be small, but they have the energy of several dogs combined! They do need a daily walk to burn some of that energy off. Walk them on a leash to ensure they don't take off after small critters that they consider to be prey. These dogs are not scared of larger dogs either, they just don't seem to know that they are little, so supervise them at play as they can get a bit pushy with other dogs. They will love a yard to patrol and chase anything that crosses it from birds to butterflies and more. Kids will love the Foxter, they have the same energy levels and they will play together happily for hours. The Smooth Toy Foxter just loves retrieving, finding toys, or just running around playing tug of war. Afterwards this little dynamo will climb into your lap for a snooze and cuddle while it recharges its energy. They adapt well to apartment living as long as they get their daily walk and socialising time.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Smooth Toy Foxter Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $2.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Smooth Toy Foxter Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Smooth Toy Foxter size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 3 lbs
Female Smooth Toy Foxter size stats at six months
Height: 5 inches Weight: 3 lbs
12 Months
Male Smooth Toy Foxter size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 10 lbs
Female Smooth Toy Foxter size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 8 lbs
18 Months
Male Smooth Toy Foxter size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 11 lbs
Female Smooth Toy Foxter size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 9 lbs

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