The smooth fox terrier is a dog that makes a great family pet, especially for families with older children, as they will both have the energy to entertain and play with each other. The smooth fox terrier is a very energetic and active dog that seeks a lot of attention from its human companions, so before you decide to add a smooth fox terrier to your family you will want to make sure that it is the right type of pet for you and your children.
Smooth fox terriers are generally gentle, playful dogs, however if the dog has had prior experience with children that have not been good to it then you may want to reconsider, especially if it is an older dog as it will be harder to train the dog to be tolerant of children. If, however your smooth fox terrier has not had a bad experience with kids then they would make the perfect companion for your children as your children will be able to give them the attention that they require by playing and talking with them for hours.
Because the smooth fox terrier is an aggressive dog by nature it is not recommended for families with small children, as the smooth fox terrier is known to play rough. For families that have children over the age of six, then the smooth fox terrier may be an ideal choice as your children will be at an age where they will be able to understand how to play nicely with the dog and also have the stamina to keep up with the smooth fox terrier. Younger children tend not to understand that hitting or running could cause problems with the dog. Smooth fox terriers and young children tend not to mix well as toddlers have not yet learned personal boundaries and may invade the smooth fox terriers territory causing the dog to become aggressive or rough. The smooth fox terrier is also a type of dog that was bred to hunt and kill small animals, so this can easily cause problems between your toddler and the smooth fox terrier. You will need to take precautions before bringing a smooth fox terrier into your home, as with any dog, and ensure that it is the right dog for you and your family.
If you are deciding on a particular breed of dog that you would like for your family, the smooth fox terrier is an ideal choice for families with older children, as they are loyal and playful dogs. If trained well the smooth fox terrier will be a great companion for your family, and if treated well you will find that the smooth fox terrier will become a very loyal and dedicated pet to you and our children.