Smooth Toy Foxter:Fox Terrier and Smooth Fox Terrier Mix

Hybrid Breed

Fox Terrier + Smooth Fox Terrier


Origin and history

The Smooth Toy Foxter combines two traditional dog breeds. The Smooth Fox Terr ier is an old hunting dog breed from England, it was originally bred for fox hunting. The Toy Fox Terrier, on the other hand, is an American dog breed that evolved from the Smooth Fox Terrier. Both breeds have been tailored to different needs through specific selection.

Characteristics and Suitability

A Smooth Toy Foxter is a small but energetic and lively dog. He is known for his intelligence and adaptability. This blend makes it a great companion dog for active families as well as an excellent therapy dog. Some of their typical quality include:

  • Strong learning ability: they can learn a variety of commands and have impressive perceptive skills.
  • High energy: they love to play and need regular physical and mental activity.
  • Excellent adaptability: they do well in different living environments and can live in both urban and rural areas.
Alternate Name -
Origin UK
Life expectancy 12 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average to high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits

The temperament is clearly influenced by both parent breeds: he is lively, courageous, likes to be outdoors and has a lot of energy. This mixed breed is known for its playful nature, which ensures that they always need entertainment and mental challenges.

Intelligence is another noticeable characteristic of the Smooth Toy Foxter. These dogs are exceptionally teachable and trainable, making them excellent pets for active owners who have the time and patience to nurture their dog both mentally and physically.

His loyalty is remarkable to both his family and strangers. They love to be with their master or mistress and are friendly towards people. Nevertheless, they can be somewhat suspicious of strangers.

Care of the Smooth Toy Foxter

Grooming this mixed breed is relatively straightforward. Their short, straight hair only requires weekly brushing to remove dead hair and promote skin condition. Like all dogs, they need regular teeth cleaning and nail care.

They are active and need plenty of exercise. Daily walks, playtime and mental stimulation are important to keep their bodies and minds healthy.

Health of the Smooth Toy Foxter

The Smooth Toy Foxter is generally healthy, but may inherit some genetic conditions from the parent breeds. These include patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and certain skin conditions. Regular veterinary checkups can help detect and treat these conditions early.

Breeding and buying the Smooth Toy Foxter

Breeding this mixed breed requires careful planning and consideration. Both parent breeds should be tested to ensure that they cannot pass on genetic diseases.

  • Breeding should only be done by responsible breeders who put the welfare of the dogs first.
  • Puppies should be raised in a safe and loving environment and given socialization and training opportunities as early as possible.

This mixed breed is a great choice for families and individuals looking for a lively, smart and loving dog. With proper care and attention, you will have a loyal four-legged friend for life.

The Smooth Toy Foxter is a small to medium sized, athletically built dog . By nature it has a short haired, smooth and shiny coat, this is very easy to care for. The coat colors often vary between white, black and brown.

Fur length short
Fur rough-haired - flat coated
Ear shape Tilt-ear
Tail short - lang
Anatomy muscular, square, slim, sporty
Size ♀ 33 - 39 cm
Weight ♀ 6 - 9 kg
Size ♂ 30 - 40 cm
Weight ♂ 6 - 10 kg
Suitable For -
  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Numbness

    Often occurs in old age.

  • Bone Cancer

    May occur with age.

  • Ataxia

    Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.

  • Myelopathy

    Degenerative myelopathies of dogs are a series of slowly progressing neurological diseases associated with destruction of the spinal cord. These diseases are associated with slowly progressive movement disorders of the hindquarters.

  • These mixed breeds are active and energetic and love to play. They make great family dogs as they are affectionate and docile.

  • Smooth Toy Foxters need at least an hour of exercise every day to get rid of their energy. It is important that they get enough exercise to stay healthy and happy.

  • No, they should not be left alone for long periods of time. They are very affectionate and need the company of people or other pets.

  • These mixed breeds respond best to a positive training program that uses rewards to reward correct behavior. Gentleness and consistency are critical in training.

  • Yes, Smooth Toy Foxters are sometimes prone to allergies, eye problems, skin and coat problems, and joint problems.

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