Looking back at my last few posts, Lucy has been the spokesterrier and model. Well, she is the more photogenic of the two terriers, especially if you go by the breed standard and her willingness to allow herself to be posed in various attitudes and costumes. But little Oscie, despite the stick up ears that would keep him out of the show ring, has his own talents. Most of them are sonic.

Frequent readers of this blog will know my contention that Smooth Fox Terriers are the greatest dog breed around. They have the fortitude and the highly developed sense of aesthetics to be guardians of great art. They are also the breed President SHOULD have chosen for White House Dog. Still, as I freely admit, they are No Dogs for Old Men.

Given my Smooth Fox Terrier boosterism, should you be surprised that I am compelled to combine two of the major themes of this blog — holiday music and terriers — to let Oscar star in his own Christmas song. I wish Gene Autry were still with us to do this song justice. In a pinch, I’ll take Willie Nelson. (Willie, have your people call my terriers!) So my Terrier Peeps, gather your Smoothies in a circle and sing this carol loud and proud. The rest of you, join in and marvel at the awesomeness that is Terrier.


Oscar the Smooth Fox Terrier. Or How a Terrier Saved Christmas.

Oscar the Smooth Fox Terrier
Had a very high pitched yelp.
And if you ever heard him.
Your bleeding ears would scream for help.

All of the dog park denizens
Laughed at little Oscie’s sound.
They didn’t know Fox Terriers
Are the biggest little dogs around

Then one foggy NorCal night
Santa came to say
“Rudolph’s nose can’t break this fog.
What I need is a yipping dog!”

Then all the big dogs cheered him
As he barked Santa on his way
And that’s how a Smooth Fox Terrier
Saved a California Christmas day.


Of course, I don’t need to explain the premise of this carol to Smooth Fox Terrier people. But for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, here is an example of the ear-splitting yap of an excited Smoothie.