Facts & Origin
Origin and history
The Smooth Fo-Chon, a delightful mix of Bichon Frisé and Smooth Fox Terrier, is a designer dog that is still a fairly new breed. Its exact origin and history are still relatively unknown for this reason. Its parent breeds, on the other hand, have a long history.
The Bichon Frisé is a French companion dog that dates way back to the 14th century and is known for its adorable, fluffy, white mane. The Smoothhaired Fox Terrier is a British dog, mainly known for its fox handling skills - hence the name.
Suitability and attitude
The breed is extremely affectionate, intelligent and playful. Therefore, they are perfectly suitable for families or individuals who can spend enough time with them. They love to make their humans laugh and often seem like little clowns.
|Origin||France - UK|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Activity level||low - average to high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and nature of the Smooth Fo-Chon
The Smooth Fo-Chon is an obliging and pleasant companion. He displays a friendly and playful nature, coupled with a fair amount of curiosity. Training this mix is usually straightforward, as their intelligence and ambition help them learn quickly.
Activity and Training
Combining an active Smooth Fo-Chon and a playful Bichon Frisé, the Smooth Fo-Chon requires regular activity to stay happy and healthy. They enjoy long walks, games, and mental stimulation. Regular training and socialization from a young age is very important to ensure the Smooth Fo-Chon remains well behaved and adaptable.
Care of the Smooth Fo-Chon
In terms of grooming, Smooth Fo-Chons tend to shed moderately. Therefore, weekly grooming is required to keep the coat clean and healthy. It is recommended to bathe them regularly and brush their teeth to prevent dental problems.
Health and diseases
Smooth Fo-Chons are usually healthy and resilient, but like all dogs, they can be predisposed to certain health problems. These include, but are not limited to:
- Skin problems
- Eye problems
- Hip dysplasia
It is important that your Smooth Fo-Chon undergoes regular vet check-ups and receives all recommended vaccinations to ensure good health.
The Smooth Fo-Chon'slife expectancy is between 10 and 15 years, which is average for a dog of its size. They need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy.
Breeding Smooth Fo-Chon
When breeding Smooth Fo-Chons, it is important to follow responsible practices. Both parent breeds should be tested for health problems to ensure they are not passed on to future generations.
A good breeder will always strive to maximize the best characteristics of both breeds while minimizing health problems. It is important to work only with reputable breeders who adhere to these practices.
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The Smooth Fo-Chon comes from the crossbreeding of the Bichon Frise and the Smooth Fox Terrier.
This mix is a lively, intelligent and affectionate dog. He likes to be close to his owners and is very attentive and loyal. He is also very loyal and wants to please his owners.
It is important to provide Smooth Fo-Chon with fair and consistent training. He responds best to positive reinforcement, rewards and a loving environment.
Yes, it requires regular maintenance.
The Smooth Fo-Chon is an energetic, playful dog who loves to learn. He is alert and intelligent and loves to be constantly busy.