Fox terriers originated in 19th century England where they were bred to “bolt” the fox out of its den. Weighing about 20 pounds, smooth fox terriers are fun-loving and lively, intelligent dogs but independent. Excelling both as hunters of small game and family pets, their compact size make them at home in the city or country. Smooth fox terriers feature an easy-care coat and stylish appearance, making them both a good show dog and fun-loving companion. With an understanding of the breed’s original purpose, they can be successfully trained to compete in earth dog trials, agility and obedience as well as dog shows.