Answer: No! The Smooth Fox Terriers are not hypoallergenic canines. They do produce a fair amount of dander and they are also known to shed their fur, although in small amounts.
Answer: Yes! This is a wonderful breed for small kids. These pooches are highly gentle and kind to all the children that they meet and they like to play a lot of light-hearted games with kids as well. These canines are considered to be a superb playmate and a great companion to small children.
Answer: Most Smooth Fox Terriers are a bit reserved with other canines. These pooches remain quiet around other dogs and are not very warm or friendly with them. They should be properly introduced to a lot of different canines while they are young so that once they grow up, they can be a bit more comfortable and sociable with other dogs.
Answer: Generally, these dogs are not very affable and cordial with other household pets such as cats. They have a habit of chasing down smaller animals and thus are not very well suited for those families who have plans of raising a cat and a dog at the same time in their home.
Answer: The Smooth Fox Terriers are very protective of their family members but they are more of a watchdog than they are a guard dog. These pooches can efficiently protect their home and look after their owner’s property. They can also alert their owners through their bark in case of any intruders or trespassers. But they will not attack anyone or be aggressive with suspicious strangers, hence they are not considered a guarding canine.
Answer: The Smooth Fox Terriers will do just fine inside an apartment if all their exercise needs are properly fulfilled on a regular basis. They do take some time but they are known to gradually adjust to the apartment lifestyle.
Answer: The Smooth Fox Terriers’ shedding potential is not that high. They only shed on an occasional basis and that too is in a fairly limited manner.
Answer: As the exercise needs of the Smooth Fox Terriers are quite high, it would be a bit overwhelming for the first-time owners to properly fulfill all their work and exercise requirements. And these pooches also require the guidance of a skilled and experienced owner so as to become a bit more sociable with others. And because of all these reasons, the Smooth Fox Terriers are not considered to be a very good option for first-time or novice owners.
Answer: Most Smooth Fox Terriers do like to vocalize a lot. These pooches mostly bark when they want something from their owners and family members or when they guarding their home and they sense someone suspicious. They also sometimes bark just to express their inner feelings. Consistent and gentle training can definitely help a little bit in controlling this habit of excessive barking in these canines to some extent.
Answer: The Smooth Fox Terriers require a good amount of exercise on a daily basis so as to remain fit, healthy and contented. These pooches love going on long walks with their owners either in a park or in an open area so that they can freely move and experience the outside world. They also enjoy morning running or jogging sessions with their loved ones but they should only be allowed to run freely if the surrounding area is safe and properly fenced. These pooches also like to play loads of games with their family members and kids and thus regular play sessions should also be included in their exercise schedule.
Answer: Properly trained Smooth Fox Terriers can be left alone in the house for a few hours, but it is not recommended to leave these canines all alone for long periods of time as they are a bit mischievous in nature and they can be a little troublesome. These pooches can get highly bored and become restless if they are left alone for an extended period of time and this can lead to the development of various destructive traits in these canines like incessant barking, furniture chewing et cetera. Hence it is not a very good idea to leave these dogs all alone in the house for a very long period of time, especially on a regular basis.
Answer: For an experienced and knowledgeable owner, training a Smooth Fox Terriers shouldn’t be that hard of a task. These canines remain agreeable and compliant during the training sessions and they are happy to learn new things like new commands and tricks from their owners. They are a bit feisty and mischievous in nature, hence their obedience training should begin at an early age. This is a very fun breed to train and most owners will definitely have a great time teaching new things to these pooches.
Answer: The Smooth Fox Terriers’ grooming needs are not that high. Their coat is only needed to be brushed once every week so as to remove extra loose hair and dirt from their body. A bath once every month is probably more than enough for them to remain neat and clean. But their ears must be regularly checked for any signs of wax formation and if there is any cleaning required, then it should be done as soon as possible. Their nails should also be trimmed whenever it is needed and finally, their teeth must be brushed on a regular basis as well so as to maintain proper dental hygiene.
Answer: The SFT’s have a decent tolerance for heat. They can comfortably reside in moderately warm areas and they don’t require a lot of protection and care from their owners like some other breeds do. But still, this breed is not very suitable for extremely hot and humid places.
Answer: These dogs have a good tolerance to cold and low-temperature. They are great for those families who are looking to raise a dog in a fairly chilly and wintry region.
Answer: Yes! The Smooth Fox Terriers are very intelligent canines. They have great learning and thinking skills and their decision-making abilities are also quite decent.
Answer: Generally, the Smooth Fox Terriers are not very friendly and warm with the strangers. They mostly remain quite reserved and quiet whenever they meet someone new. They need a good amount of training and socialization so as to become more sociable with others.
Answer: No! The Smooth Fox Terriers do not drool a lot. They only drool after eating/drinking something or sometimes when they are excited, but apart from this, they don’t drool all that much.
Answer: Yes! The Smooth Fox Terriers are a bit expensive to bring home and their total cost of maintenance is also not that low. Their maintenance needs are fairly high as well. They require the consistent training and guidance of their owners so as to become more well-mannered, less mischievous and more sociable with others. Their exercise requirements are also quite high and if they aren’t properly fulfilled, then these pooches can become very bored, restless and frustrated. Hence, these canines are considered to be a bit high-maintenance in nature.
Answer: The Smooth Fox Terriers have a below-average availability in India. They are available in some of the bigger cities of this country, but when it comes to most of the lesser-known regions of India, it is still pretty hard to find a Smooth Fox Terrier there.
Answer: The average price of a Smooth Fox Terrier puppy in India is around ₹30,000 to ₹40,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Smooth Fox Terrier puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Most SFTs do like to swim or play in the water. They are happy to spend some time near a beach or a pool and are fairly decent at swimming as well. But some SFTs may not be that comfortable when they are near a water body and it is very important not to force such pooches to swim in the water.
Answer: The Smooth Fox Terriers mostly come in the following colors that are listed below:
Answer: This is a fairly healthy breed and its average lifespan is about 12-15 years. But if these canines are constantly given proper care, exercise, protection, and nutrition, then some of them may even live longer than 15 years of age.
Answer: Most common health problems found in the Smooth Fox Terriers are Distichiasis, Deafness, Legg-Perthes, Cataract, Patellar Luxation, and Cardiac Disease.