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Smooth Fox Terrier

Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Foxhunting.

AKC recognized: 1885
AKC group: Terrier

Size: Weight: males up to 18 lbs; females up to 16 lbs
Size: Height: males up to 15½ inches; females lower
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Color: Predominately white, typically with black and tan markings.

Life span: 12 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Smooth Fox Terrier is outgoing, alert, active, funny, independent, and affectionate. They possess great stamina as well as keen senses of smell and sight. Affectionate and playful, they make excellent family pets and great playmates for children, although some individuals may be a bit too bouncy for very young children.

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Good with children? Yes, but some individuals may be too bouncy for very young children.

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Intelligent? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, agility, search and rescue, service

Known health problems: Patellar luxation, deafness, cataracts, lens luxation, distichiasis, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, epilepsy.

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Recommended books for further reading:

Smooth Fox Terrier (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By Ann D. Hearn
Published in 1998
96 pages

Fox Terrier (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Muriel P. Lee, Isabelle Francais, and Carol Ann Johnson
Published in 2005
155 pages

The Fox Terrier: Smooth and Wire
By Anna Katherine Nicholas and Marcia A. Foy
Published in 1990
320 pages

The Popular Fox Terrier
By Rev. A.J. Skinner
Published in 2005
148 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Fox Terrier Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Fox Terrier Club Rescue

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