Facts & Origin
What is a Smooth Foodle?
A charming mix of a smooth-haired fox terrier and a poodle, the Smooth Foodle impresses with its versatility and adaptability. Ideal for active families and dog lovers of all kinds, the Smooth Foodle provides a loving and loyal companion to many.
Origin and history
Introduced to Britain in the 19th century, the Smooth Fox Terrier is known for its lively and intelligent character. Excellent as a hunting and companion dog, it excelled in liveliness and courage. On the other hand, the Poodle was traditionally bred as a water rescue dog in Germany, known for its high intelligence and good trainability. The combination of both breeds in the Smooth Foodle results in a lively, intelligent and highly adaptable pet.
|Origin||UK - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||average to high - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Character and nature
The Smooth Foodle combines the best characteristics of the Fox Terrier and the Poodle. He is eager to play, intelligent and eager to learn. From his Fox Terrier heritage he has inherited the hunting instinct, so extensive walks or hikes are ideal. Due to the high intelligence of the Poodle, the Smooth Foodle is very capable of learning and is excellent for tricks and agility.
An important characteristic is his loyalty and attachment to his owner. The Smooth Foodle is a family dog and makes an excellent companion dog for the elderly or families with children. However, he can also be sensitive and somewhat stubborn if he does not get enough attention.
Suitability as a pet
The Smooth Foodle is ideal for active individuals and families who enjoy spending time outdoors. These dogs love to exercise and be active. Thanks to their intelligence, they are easy to train and are great for dog sports like agility.
Despite their active nature, they can adapt well to living in an apartment as long as enough exercise and mental stimulation is provided.
Care and health
Grooming a Smooth Foodles varies depending on the type of coat it inherits from its parents. Regular gro oming usually requires brushing and combing to remove knots or tangles. Grooming can relieve irritation and keep the coat healthy.
Furthermore, it is important to brush the teeth regularly to prevent dental problems . Ears should also be cleaned regularly, as Poodle mixes tend to be more prone to ear infections .
Smooth Foodle are generally healthy dogs, but their genetic diversity can make them more susceptible to certain hereditary health problems. These can include hip dysplasia, eye problems, and certain types of skin problems.
- Hip dysplasia: A condition in which the hip joint is not shaped properly, which can lead to arthritis or paralysis.
- Eye problems: These include cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy, a condition that can lead to blindness.
- Skin problems: This includes atopic dermatitis, a chronic skin condition caused by allergies.
Screenings and routine veterinary exams can help detect and treat these conditions early.
Breeding the Smooth Foodle
Breeding the Smooth Foodle should be done carefully and responsibly. While the parent breeds themselves may have specific health concerns, it is important that breeders educate all potential puppy buyers about potential health risks.
In addition, breeders should also ensure that both parents have been tested for genetic disorders before they begin breeding. This can help reduce the risk of puppies inheriting health problems.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The appearance of the Smooth Foodle can vary depending on the inheritance of the parent genes. Generally, however, they have the sleek, streamlined look of the Smooth Fox Terrier mixed with the curly coat of the Poodle. Coat color varies and can cover the range from white to black, brown and even multi-colored. Their eyes are lively and expressive, which emphasizes their intelligent personality.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
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.
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.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
A Smooth Foodle is a small, energetic and affectionate cross created by breeding a Poodle with a Smooth Fox Terrier.
This mix usually has a soft and silky coat with mixed colors, from white and gray to brown or silver tones.
Smooth Foodles are lively, playful and intelligent and tend to love their owners very much. They are also very easy to train.
Yes, regular brushing is necessary to prevent matting of the coat. A professional groomer should also be visited if the coat is more like that of a poodle.