The smooth fox terrier is a smaller sized dog that makes an ideal family pet as their small size makes them appealing to many. The smooth fox terrier is named such because of its coat, which is smooth, flat yet hard and dense when compared to the wire fox terrier, which has a dense wiry texture to its coat. The smooth coat of the terrier is short and easy to maintain when compared to the wire fox terrier, and often this appeals to many people who prefer a dog that is low maintenance and required little grooming.
The coat colors of the smooth fox terrier are typically base colors of tan or black and tan. Often the coat of the smooth fox terrier is white with few spotting of black or tan patches. Often the colored patches will be found around the eye or ear as well as other areas of the smooth fox terrier. If the smooth fox terrier has colored patches around the eye you will find that the eye rims will almost always be black, but if the eyes are surrounded by white then the eye rims may gradually get pigment but sometimes it may not occur at all. Aside from the coat color of the smooth fox terrier the pigment of the nose, lips, and pads will mostly remain black in all if not all cases. Often if the smooth fox terrier has a colored nose many dog shows will disqualify the dog, as a pure breed will have only black pigment coloring of the nose.
As you browse the Internet for pictures of the smooth fox terrier, you will find a range of different sized terriers as well as dogs with various patches throughout their body as well as different length hair around the leg area, however, generally all smooth fox terriers have the same features, length of hair and coloring. To maintain the coat of your smooth fox terrier you can do so by bathing your dog often as well as grooming them with special dog shampoo and maintain their hair at a good length. If your smooth fox terrier is a family pet and is often out in the yard it is best that you bathe it after it comes into the home each night or groom it to remove any dirt or mud that may cause the coat to become matted if left unclean. The coat of the smooth fox terrier is important to maintain and keep clean, as it is important for the comfort of your dog as well as the appearance of your pet. By keeping it clean you will also prevent it from catching fleas or other pests that may enter your home through your pet.