Smooth Foxie Doxie

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain <> Germany -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Smooth Foxie Doxie

The Smooth Foxie Doxie is a small hybrid that is a mix of the Fox Terrier Smooth and the Dachshund. It generally measures less than 38 centimeters and weighs around 9 kilos as an adult. This breed makes a superb pet in a home without young children. It tends to be snippy with youngsters and can chase small pets such as guinea pigs and rabbits. However, the Smooth Foxie Doxie learns quickly and can be easy to train if you're firm and consistent. They are generally healthy dogs that can live to 14 years or more.

History of the Smooth Foxie Doxie

The Smooth Foxie Doxie owes its name to its parent breeds, the Fox Terrier Smooth and the Dachshund.

 

        

A little of the Fox Terrier Smooth

        
The Fox Terrier Smooth was also bred to hunt vermin and bring small game out of its lair. This breed was developed in England in the 1800s from the smooth-coated Beagle, Greyhound, Bull Terrier and Black and Tan Terrier. They were among the first to enter dog shows as a sporting breed, and the American Fox Terrier Club was founded in 1885, the same year the breed was officially noticed by the American Kennel Club. However, the breed is no longer as popular as it once was, ranking 124th among the most popular dog breeds in the U.S.A.
Standard of the Fox Terrier Smooth

 

        

A little of the Dachshund

The Dachshund is a German breed that originated in the 1500s from Spaniels, Terriers, French Bassets, Pinschers and Braques. They were specifically bred to hunt and flush out badgers and other vermin. In the early 19th century, the Dachshund proved to be such a friendly and lovable dog that it began to be popular as a pet rather than a hunting dog. In fact, they were so popular that Queen Victoria's court kept a number of them as pets. There are several types of Dachshund, including the Wirehaired Dachshund, the Longhaired Dachshund and the Original Dachshund. There is also a miniature version of each. However, the one used in breeding the Smooth Foxie Doxie is the original with the smooth, short coat. The American Kennel Club recognized the Dachshund in 1885, and it is now the 13th most common dog breed in the United States.
Standard of the Dachshund

Appearance of the Smooth Foxie Doxie

The Smooth Foxie Doxie has a long body, short legs, an elongated head and a large muzzle. Its nose is either brown, isabella or black, and its eyes can be hazel, blue or brown. Its ears are floppy and hanging, and its expression is curious. Its short, straight coat is hard, fine and can be white, chocolate, tan, orange, beige, black, silver, blue or isabella, and may have markings such as piebald, brindle, sable, merle, spotted, mottled or speckled. The Smooth Foxie Doxie is a small dog weighing around 9 kilos and measuring less than 38 centimeters.

Temperament of the Smooth Foxie Doxie

Although the Smooth Foxie Doxie is an adorable, friendly dog, it is not at ease in homes with young children and small animals it might mistake for prey. Although he's a quick learner most of the time, you need to be firm with him and make him understand who's boss. They are wary of strangers and need to be introduced to your guests and socialized from an early age. However, they make excellent guard dogs because of this mistrust. In addition, the Smooth Foxie Doxie is prone to separation anxiety. If you have to leave him for long periods, make sure he has plenty to occupy himself.

Needs and activities of the Smooth Foxie Doxie

It's important that your Smooth Foxie Doxie gets plenty of exercise to keep him happy and healthy. Some dogs can become obese if they don't get enough physical and mental activity. Above all, he loves spending time with you, so you should plan to spend at least an hour a day playing with your dog. The Smooth Foxie Doxie loves going for walks, playing ball with sticks, balls or Frisbees, hiking in the woods, swimming and playing with other dogs at the local dog park. He's also good at agility training and loves hunting.

Maintenance of the Smooth Foxie Doxie

The Smooth Foxie Doxie is easy to care for thanks to its short, fine coat, but it does shed quite a lot. You'll need to brush them every day with a rubber currycomb or long-bristle brush to avoid getting tons of hair on your furniture and clothes. They don't need to be shampooed often, but you can bathe them if necessary. However, don't bathe them too often, as this can dry out their skin. Be sure to clean your dog's teeth and ears once a week, and trim his nails once a month or as needed.

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