This is a friendly, devoted and affectionate dog with lots of personality. They can be protective if they feel a member of their family is being threatened. If you have a garden, you may soon discover that digging is a favorite pastime of the Smooth Fox Terrier. The breed is content in any climate and will sleep indoors or outdoors.
The Smooth Fox Terrier is thought to have come from crosses of Old English Terriers, Black and Tan Terriers, Bull Terriers, Greyhounds and Beagles in the middle of the 19th century. Hunters used them to locate foxes. Originally, the smooth and wire-haired varieties were classified as one breed. Later, devotees of each coat developed the Wire and Smooth Fox Terriers as we know them today.