The Labrador Retriever Smooth Fox Terrier Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Labrador Retriever and the Smooth Fox Terrier. Both of these dogs can be friendly but personalities differ, so you never know. The Lab is known for being intelligent, kind, and outgoing. All dogs need proper socialization and that will be a big factor in how they interact with others. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Labrador Retriever or the Smooth Fox Terrier? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Labrador Retriever Smooth Fox Terrier Mix.
While we really recommend that you acquire all animals through a rescue, we understand that some people might go through a breeder to get their Labrador Retriever Smooth Fox Terrier Mix puppy. That is, if they have any Labrador Retriever Smooth Fox Terrier Mix puppies for sale.
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Labrador Retriever History
Labrador Retriever, also called a Lab, is a retriever-gun dog—hence the name. The Labrador is one of the most popular dog breeds in not only the United States but in the United Kingdom as well. This breed is also frequently trained as a disability assistance animal and are still prized as a sporting and hunting dog to this day.
Known for being a loving, loyal and smart breed, the Labrador Retriever is a strong choice among families for the types of dog to bring home. They are great with kids and love to play as much as they can, so going on family adventures is just as exciting for them as it is for the family.
The origin of the Labrador Retriever comes from Canada as well as the United Kingdom. The ancestors of the Labrador Retriever—a St. John’s water dog—were in England. At the same time, over in Canada, the St. John’s water dog started to lose its numbers due to rabies quarantine issues.
In the 1830s, many ancestors of the breed were imported from Newfoundland to Europe to be used for gundogs. Moving forward to 1880s, the 3rd Earl of Malmesbury, the 6th Duke of Buccleuch and the 12th Earl of Home came together to breed what is now the modern Labrador Retriever.
In terms of the history of the subtypes of the Labrador Retriever, there is a Yellow and a Chocolate option for this breed. The first Yellow Labrador Retriever was born in 1899 while the first Chocolate Labrador Retrievers were established in the 1930s. There is also a black Labrador Retriever.
Smooth Fox Terrier History
The Smooth Fox Terrier is known as the “Gentleman of the Terrier World.” They are very similar to the Wire Fox Terrier. They obviously have a smooth coat and not a more wiry one. At one time, fox hunting was one of the strong passions of British Aristocracy. The Terriers would ride alongside the horse men and women and rout the fox out of its hole. That practice is now outlawed. Being that it used to be used to run alongside horses all day and chase prey it is a highly energetic dog. They have a high prey instinct.
Height: 21 - 23 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 55 - 80 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
Smooth Fox Terrier
Height: 15 - 16 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 15 - 18 lb.
Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
The Labrador Retriever and the Smooth Fox Terrier might be a little bit spunky. They can be an inquisitive little fella so keep on the lookout for that behavior! All dogs need attention and don't want to be left alone. That's why you have a pet, right? Plan on putting forth effort to socialize her as this will reap dividends in the long run. Please use always use positive reinforcement even though they can have a mind of their own. Enjoy being with your new mixed breed and love the relationship you will have with them.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. We obviously recommend that you look for a reputable animal rescue in your area to find your new mixed breed. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Labrador Retriever mixed with the Smooth Fox Terrier might be prone to joint dysplasia, patellar luxation, OCD, among others.
Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.
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