The Smooth Fox Terrier, sometimes known as the ‘gentleman of the terrier world,’ is a lively, social terrier with a devil-may-care attitude that was bred for Britain’s traditional foxhunts. They are related to each other terriers of the Wire Fox.
Smooths resemble their close relatives, Wire Fox Terriers. Smooths, like their crispy-coated brethren, stand no taller than 15.5 inches at the shoulder. Aside from coat type, the most significant physical feature is the head: a Smooth’s head is more V-shaped than a Wire’s. The coat is dense and flat, with black, tan, or black-and-tan patterns. These hunters are robust and durable, but never coarse or bulky. They move with the steadfast grace of a pendulum clock, being short-backed and symmetrical.