Facts & Origin
History and origin of the Smooth Foxillon
The Smooth Foxillon, also known as the Smooth Fox Terrier and Papillon Mix, is a mixture of two renowned dog breeds - the Smooth Fox Terrier and the Papillon. The smooth-haired fox terrier originated in England and is known for its active temperament. The Papillon, also known as the Butterfly Dog, has French roots and is characterized by its elegant appearance and lively nature.
The exact origin of the Smooth Foxillon is unknown, but it can be assumed to have appeared within the last 20 to 30 years as crossbreeding of purebred dogs became more popular.
Suitability of the Smooth Foxillon
This crossbreed makes an excellent family dog. Thanks to its friendly and lively nature, it gets along well with children and also makes an excellent companion for older people. His active temperament and intelligence makes him an ideal dog for active owners who enjoy walking or playing.
|Origin||UK - France|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Activity level||average to high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and nature
The Smooth Foxillon is characterized by his lively, clever and loyal nature. From his parent breeds, he inherits the keen mind and fearlessness of the Fox Terrier, combined with the gentleness and adaptability of the Papillon. He is a good candidate for training and obedience exercises, being both obedient and solution-oriented. A sturdy little dog who is also very affectionate, he is an excellent choice for families, single people and seniors.
Family Friendly Companion
This energetic companion adapts well to a variety of lifestyles. He gets along well with other animals and children, making him an all-around family dog. Due in no small part to his manageable size and calm nature, the Smooth Foxillon is easy to keep in apartments. However, his social disposition requires regular companionship and mental stimulation.
Care of the Smooth Foxillon
Grooming this mixed breed is not particularly demanding. His short-haired coat requires little grooming, one brush a week is usually enough to keep it clean and healthy. If needed, his ears can be cleaned and his nails trimmed.
Health of the Smooth Foxillon
In general, the Smooth Foxillon is a healthy dog. However, both parent breeds are prone to certain health problems that can occur in their puppy. These include patellar luxation, heart problems, and eye and skin conditions. Regular vet visits and a balanced diet will help minimize these risks.
Breeding the Smooth Foxillon
Care must be taken when breeding Smooth Foxillons. The size and temperament of the parents can vary greatly, which can lead to unexpected results. Breeding appropriate to the species is the responsibility of the breeder, who should consider genetic strengths and weaknesses as well as the character of the two breeds.
What does the mixed breed look like?
In appearance, the Smooth Foxillon displays an ideal combination of both parent breeds - the elegant Papillon and the robust smooth-coated Fox Terrier.
In terms of coat, it typically has the short, smooth coat of the Fox Terrier with occasional"feathering" from the Papillon's longer coat on the ears and tail. Coat colors can vary, including tones such as white, black, brown, and mixed colors.
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This dog is usually active, intelligent, affectionate and playful. This mix has a sharp mind and loves to learn new things.
The Smooth Foxillon is usually very energetic and needs to take long walks on a regular basis.
Like all hybrid breeds, these dogs need regular brushing.
He needs at least an hour of exercise every day. It is important that they exercise regularly, as they can easily become overweight.