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.



Smooth Fox Terrier Height and Weight

6 Months

Height: 25.4cm (10 inch)

*Weight: 6kb (13.0 lbs)

12 Months

Height: 30cm (12 inch)

*Weight: 7.25 (16.0 lbs)

18 Months

Height: 35.5cm (14 inch)

*Weight: 8kg (18.0 lbs)

*Female dogs will carry slightly less weight, normally 2lbs

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Breed History

Bred to hunt vermin, the Fox Terrier originated in England and joined Foxhound packs that chased the foxes looking for cover. Once the fox was run to the ground, the Smooth Fox Terrier would get him out. While the Smooth and the Wire Fox Terriers were originally registered as two varieties of one breed, they have different ancestors. It is thought that the Smooth Fox Terrier came from the Smooth-coated Black and Tan Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the Greyhound, and the Beagle.

One of the first breeds to enter the show ring, the Smooth Fox Terrier was first shown as a sporting breed because of the ability to track and drive foxes from their holes. In 1876 England’s Fox Terrier Club was formed. The American Fox Terrier Club, formed in 1885, was the first of the specialty clubs to become a member of the American Kennel Club. Considered one breed with two varieties in the United States, the American Kennel Club divided the Smooth and Wire Fox Terriers into separate classifications in June of 1985 and separate standards for each went into effect.



Ideally all coloured dogs should be more white than colour

Known as:

Smooth Coat Fox Terriers

Smooth Fox Terriers

Fox Terriers

Breed Appearance

Small and muscular (standing about 15.5 inches tall, males average 17-19 pounds, females average 15-17 pounds).

The Smooth Fox Terrier is square in shape with a strong jaw, teeth that meet in a scissors bite, a short back, thick neck and a narrow head. The skull of the breed is flat and narrows to the eyes and his muzzle tapers to a black nose.

The eyes and eye rims of the breed are darkly coloured, with small ears that fall forward close to his cheeks.

His compact body assists in his ability to run quickly for an extended period when hunting. The hindquarters of dogs of this breed are muscular and his tail (usually docked by ¼) stands straight up.

The Smooth Fox Terrier has an undercoat with short, fine hair and an outer coat that is thick, smooth, and mostly white, with markings that are tan or black.



Grooming the Smooth Fox Terrier is simple. They require regular brushing, with more care required during the two times of year that they shed.

Regular tooth brushing with a toothpaste recommended by the veterinarian will help dogs of the breed maintain their dental health.

Bathing and nail trimming should occur as necessary.

An active breed, the Smooth Fox Terrier will exercise itself if it has the room to do so in his home or yard. Based on his activity level, access to a fenced in yard is helpful. He will also enjoy taking walks and playing games.

Dogs of the breed do best with consistent training and are easily housebroken.


The Smooth Fox Terrier is a high energy breed that does not like to slow down. Playful, self-confident, mischievous, curious, independent and bold, the Smooth Fox Terrier enjoys being the centre of attention.

Highly alert and devoted to his family while wary of strangers, dogs of the breed are excellent watchdogs. They enjoy playing with children, though supervision is recommended as in their excitement they can bite. This can be easily trained; constant training should also come from the children.

The Smooth Fox Terrier is persistent and impulsive; he is a hunter and if the chance presents itself, he will hunt and kill birds. Intelligent, but stubborn, training should be consistent.

While the Smooth Fox Terrier loves activity and will want to keep busy, at the end of the day he will be content to snuggle while you watch television or head to bed.

  • Activity Level (Medium)

Minutes of activity (minutes) per day

Recommended Minimal walk mileage per week – 9.6 km (6 miles)

Food Consumption

You will be guided as to what to feed your puppy. This should be followed, changing your puppies’ diet can make their stomachs upset and change the growth and development of your puppy.

Your puppy will be reared on a mix of raw and dry feed, this should be followed until the puppy is at least 12 months old.

Dry food consumption is normally 2.5 cups per day, this however will depend on the brand etc.


Vermin hunting, fox bolting

Date of Origin




Country of Origin

Great Britain