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Smooth Fox Terrier

Breed Standards for the Smooth Fox Terrier

General Appearance: Square proportioned, standing over a lot of ground but with a short back

Head: Skull flat and moderately narrow, head 7 – 7.25”long; Rather small, deep-set round eyes; Small, V-shaped ears, dropping forward with fold above skull level

Tail: Tail set high and carried gaily, but not over back or curled; about one fourth docked off

Color: White should predominate (brindle, red, or liver markings are objectionable)

Size: Weight: male: 17 – 19 lb; female 15 – 17 lb

Height: male: should not exceed 15.5”; female: smaller

Gait: White trotting gets most of its propulsion from the rear quarters

Coat: Flat, hard, and dense, also with a short, fine undercoat

Temperament: Energetic, inquisitive, bold, feisty, playful, mischievous, independent, and adventurous

Smooth Fox Terrier