The Smooth Coat Fox Terrier is a high energy breed that is playful, self-confident, mischievous, curious, independent and bold. Smooth Fox Terriers enjoy being the centre of attention and are highly alert and devoted to his family; they love playing with children.

Breeders, and exhibitors of purebred Smooth Coat Fox Terriers

Gentleman of the Terriers

Smooth Fox Terriers are called the ‘gentleman of the terrier world’ and have a lively gregarious attitude with a devil-may-care attitude, developed initially for Britain’s traditional foxhunts

Conformation Shows

You will happily see us competing at competitive dog shows in the South Island of New Zealand and occasional North Island trips.

Care and Love

The Smooth Coat fox terrier is easy to keep looking neat. Daily brushing will keep it clean and prevent excessive shedding in the house. Daily exercise will naturally keep the smooth-looking fit – and always don’t forget a sprinkling of love..

Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?

Mary Oliver

Who is Charlemagne

The Charlemagne kennel prefix was established in 1971 by Marilyn Tolley to show and breed Cavalier King Charles Spaniels – hence the royal kennel name; Charlemagne 

Many years of success was enjoyed with this little breed – Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. However, Brian Tolley then added Great Danes in 1972 and with Great Dane “Ch Noble Nero of Coledane”, starting something that we never could have foreseen as the most successful and enjoyable years following for us all with this beloved breed.

How do you pronouce, Charlemagne?
There are 3 syllables, and if you are kiwi, you pronounce it as:
“SHAA +”le” + “main”

For the Love of the breed

The Charlemagne kennel has a dedication to breed for breed type, soundness and temperament, and we will continue to produce puppies who not only have success in the show ring but, just as necessary in our eyes, make excellent family pets.

Previous Winners

We are a small kennel based in the Rangiora, New Zealand, where our dogs interact within a home environment. We show and are dedicated to breeding for breed type to contribute to the future of this wonderful breed. Our distinct aim is to breed healthy purebred Smooth Coat Fox Terriers with good temperaments.


Campaigning Dogs

We continue to produce puppies who not only have success in the show ring but, just as necessary in our eyes, make excellent family pets.


Carrie Tolley

I have a small kennel of four and do not breed often. All of my dogs spend a lot of time in my home and are part of my family. They are also thrilled to spend time in the kennel outside with indoor/outdoor runs while I am working - where I am sure they get up to foxie craziness!

I am president for the NZ Fox Terrier Club and a member of the Canterbury Combined Terrier Club and the Canterbury Juniors Kennel Society - which is a club promoting and guiding young members in making decisions regarding their own club and conformation shows.

Jamie & I


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