Facts & Origin
History and origin
The Smooth Fox Pinscher is a relatively new hybrid breed that is the result of crossing a Smooth Fox Terrier and a Dwarf Pinscher.
Both parent breeds have a long pedigree, with the Fox Terrier originally coming from England and the Miniature Pinscher from Germany. Their combination results in a small but energetic dog.
Characteristics and Suitability
Smooth Fox Pinschers are not for everyone. Their high energy means they need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. For this reason, they may not be the best choice for less active individuals or families who spend little time at home.
|Origin||UK - Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|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 traits
As a hybrid of these two breeds, the Smooth Fox Pinscher inherits the character traits of his parents in individually different ways. He is usually intelligent, active and courageous. Because of their Fox Terrier ancestry, they tend to be very energetic and playful, while the Miniature Pinscher side causes them to be loyal and affectionate.
They are excellent family dogs that can form strong bonds with their owners with love and patience. In addition to their energy and playfulness, these dogs are known for their guarding instincts. Their Dwarf Pinscher heritage makes them alert and vigilant, so they make excellent watchdogs. In addition, their high energy level and intelligence make them very good to train in various dog sports such as agility.
Husbandry and Suitability
As active dogs, Smooth Fox Pinschers need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They love walks and playtime, and thanks to their agility and intelligence, they can also be trained in dog sports.
Although they are affectionate and loving to their families, they can be reserved with strangers. Therefore, proper socialization at a young age is important to ensure that they are well accustomed to different people, places and situations.
Health and care
He is robust and healthy, but can sometimes be vulnerable to some hereditary diseases that can occur in both parent breeds, such as patella luxation, cardiomyopathy, and various skin conditions.
Regular medical check-ups and vaccinations are essential to ensure the Smooth Fox Pinscher's health. Also, a balanced diet with plenty of protein and vitamins to support his energy metabolism should be considered.
The Smooth Fox Pinscher has a short, smooth coat, which makes grooming relatively easy. A regular brushing is enough to keep his coat in good condition.
Breeding of the Smooth Fox Pinscher
Breeding the Smooth Fox Pinscher requires careful consideration and planning. It is important to choose healthy parents with good temperaments to ensure that the puppies inherit the best traits of their parents. Breeders should also have genetic health testing done to minimize the risk of inherited diseases.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The size of the Smooth Fox Pinscher usually varies from small to medium, depending on the dominant genes.
The Smooth Fox Pinscher is characterized by its smooth, close-fitting coat. Coat color varies from black and brown to red or a combination of these colors. Its dark, lively eyes and elegant ears are striking.
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Persistent tremors can be very common in small breeds, and are often psychological.
The Smooth Fox Pinscher is described as a small to medium sized dog.
The Smooth Fox Pinscher can have different coat colors, within the limits of its parent breeds.
This mix is an intelligent and alert pet. They are curious and very energetic.
No, the Smooth Fox Pinscher only requires regular grooming, which is limited due to the short, smooth coat. Dental, eye, ear and nail checks are also necessary.
Yes, the little Smooth Fox Pinscher can be an excellent guard dog in some cases.