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Smooth Fox Terrier vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Border Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Smooth Fox Terrier vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Border Terrier" Compare Smooth Fox Terrier and Glen of Imaal Terrier. Which is better: Smooth Fox Terrier or Glen of Imaal Terrier or Border Terrier?
Name Smooth Fox Terrier Glen of Imaal Terrier Border Terrier
OriginsEngland Ireland England Scotland
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank12215892
Reviews100
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Other Names Fox Terrier, Foxie, SFT, Smooth Fox Terrier Glen, Glennie, Irish Glen Of Imaal Terrier Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Terrier breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Club Espanol De Terriers No set American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club Border Terrier Club Of America, Inc. Club Espanol De Terriers
Price $700-$1200 $800-$1000 $1200-$1400

General Appearance - Smooth Fox Terrier vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Border Terrier

Size Small Medium Small
Weight Male: 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg) 34-36 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg) Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 17.5 pounds (8 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg) 35 pounds (15.5-16.5 kg) Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm) 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm) Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm) 14 inches (35.5-36.5 cm) Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm)

Hair & Care - Smooth Fox Terrier vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Border Terrier

Coat Smooth Double Dense Rough
Colors Black Black & Tan Brown Red White Brown Blue Black Blue Tan Red Grizzle Wheaten
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Smooth Fox Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Glen of Imaal Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Border Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Smooth Fox Terriers shed moderately.
Glen of Imaal Terriers shed none to minimal.
Border Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Smooth Fox Terrier vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Border Terrier

Temperament Active Alert Intelligent Affectionate Fearless Playful Active Courageous Loyal Agile Gentle Spirited Affectionate Outright Tempered Intelligent Alert Fearless Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Average: Smooth Fox Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Border Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Smooth Fox Terriers are easy to train.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are easy to train.
Border Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a highly playful breed.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a playful breed.
Border Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Smooth Fox Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Border Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Smooth Fox Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Border Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Smooth Fox Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Glen of Imaal Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Border Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Smooth Fox Terrier barks occasionally.
Low: The Glen of Imaal Terrier barks none to minimal.
Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Smooth Fox Terriers are average watchdogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are average watchdogs.
Border Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Smooth Fox Terriers strongly protect their territory.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Smooth Fox Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Glen of Imaal Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Smooth Fox Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Smooth Fox Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Border Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Smooth Fox Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Border Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Smooth Fox Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Smooth Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Glen of Imaal Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Smooth Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Smooth Fox Terrier vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Border Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Smooth Fox Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Smooth Fox Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Smooth Fox Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Smooth Fox Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Smooth Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Glen of Imaal Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Smooth Fox Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Border Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Smooth Fox Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Glen of Imaal Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Border Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Smooth Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Glen of Imaal Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Border Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
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.
Not really
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.
Not really
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Smooth Fox Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Glen of Imaal Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Border Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Smooth Fox Terrier vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Border Terrier

Health Issues
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Border Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Cataracts Deafness Distichiasis Legg-perthes Disease Lens Luxation Patellar Luxation Allergies Eye Problems Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Skin Irritation Thrombopathia Cryptorchidism Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Malocclusions Patellar Luxation Pulmonic Stenosis Seizures
Life Expectancy 13-15 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Smooth Fox Terriers are high energy dogs.
Glen of Imaal Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Border Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Smooth Fox Terriers need a lot of exercises.
Glen of Imaal Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Smooth Fox Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Glen of Imaal Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Border Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Smooth Fox Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Glen of Imaal Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Smooth Fox Terrier vs Glen of Imaal Terrier vs Border Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-6 puppies 3-5 puppies 2-8 puppies

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