Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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Origin England flag England Wales flag Wales
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$700-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier?
Average: The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier weigh? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier weight:
Male: 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier average weight:
Male: 17.5 pounds (8 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
How tall is the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier height:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier average height:
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Wiry Soft Waterproof Smooth Double
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier's coat?
Tan Grizzle Black Black & Tan Brown Red White
Grooming
How to groom the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier and how often?
Average: The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Alert Intelligent Independent Friendly Spirited Loving Active Affectionate Fearless Playful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier sensitivity:
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier need? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier social needs:
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier bark?
Average to High: The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier do?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier roam?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier have high prey drive?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier temperament with other people:
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier temperament with children:
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is not a good choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers good office dogs? Do Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers be office dogs?
No
Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed? Most common health risks of Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier:
Skin Irritation Cataracts Deafness Distichiasis Legg-perthes Disease Lens Luxation Patellar Luxation
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier see the vet?
Average
The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier be? What is the age limit of the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier? How many years can the oldest Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier live?
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs require per day?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier risk for obesity:
Average: The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier drool?
The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier be a boat dog?

Not really

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Recognition

AKC Group
Is Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier breed.
  • Shedding Level: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Mouthiness: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Welsh Smooth Fox Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Welsh Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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