The Smooth is thought to have come about from crosses of the Old English Terrier, smooth coated Black and Tan terriers of England, Bull Terriers, Greyhounds and Beagles. They were used by hunters with the foxhounds to locate foxes when they went to ground by barking and so pinpointing the position of the fox for the huntsman.. They can be traced back to the middle of the 19th century when both smooth and broken coated were from the same origins and classed as one breed. Later, devotees of both coats bred like to like and developed the Wire and Smooth Fox Terrier as we know it today..
Smooth Fox Terrier Breed Identity
Their identify can be different as a separate breed from both the rough coated and smooth coats and so they are still recognized as a distinct breed. The Smooth Fox Terrier is the shorter aged of the 2 breeds making it fitting to use as a pet and they have less coat to maintain and shed in comparison to the longer Smooth Fox Terrier. They typically have a height of 10-12 inches and normal weight point of 8-10 pounds.