The bold and bright Smooth Fox Terrier is a breed perfectly suited to those who appreciate the vim and vigor of the Terrier Group. Originally grouped together with the Wire Fox Terrier, they became an official separate breed in 1984. They were developed in the British Isles in the 17th century by farmers who needed a dog with exceptional eyesight, stamina, and determination for finding and flushing out foxes and other vermin quarry from their underground burrows. This breed meets and exceeds these demands and may continue their divine mission in your flowerbeds if not supplied with adequate diversion and exercise. They are friendly and playful with their family and forward but not aggressive with people in general. Their smooth coat requires minimal upkeep.