Smooth Fox Terrier

One of many terrier breeds, the Smooth Fox Terrier originated in England. A highly energetic breed, the Smooth Fox Terrier is not recommended for first time dog owners. Very friendly with dogs and not minding strangers, the breed was bred to go after small animals, resulting in a high prey drive. With an average lifespan of 12-15 years, the Smooth Fox Terrier is prone to deafness, luxating patellas, lens luxation, distichiasis, cataracts, Leggs-Perthes disease, shoulder dislocations, Myasthenia Gravis, goiter, and idiopathic epilepsy.