Wanda got her first Smooth, Daisey, in 1998 when she saw a litter advertised in the newspaper. The little spitfire of a dog quickly swept her off her feet, and took her on a wild ride for close to thirteen more years before she lost her battle with kidney disease in 2011.
It would be her hunt for her second Smooth Fox Terrier (InStyle's Navigating Excellence "Radar") that would lead her to InStyle Smooth Fox Terriers where she would later return for the third (Ch. InStyle's Pardon My Thunder "Zues") and fourth (BPIS Ch. InStyle's Under a Full Moon "Luna"). Quickly finding she was hooked on the tenacious little breed she then brought home "Josie" Ch. Trollhattan's Jospehine Marcus from Trollhattan in Nova Scotia, registered her original kennel name 'Rosecountry' and Josie became the mother to Wanda's first litter in 2015.
Wanda lives on an acreage outside of Ardmore, AB with her pack where they regularly enjoy long walks, swimming, fetch and huge play yards. Since closing her boarding kennel business officially in 2020, Wanda has dedicated most of her time to the Venandi program ensuring each of them enjoy the spoils of acreage living.
I met my first Smooth Fox Terrier in 2011 and it was love at first sight. I was at a show in Red Deer celebrating a new champion Lab with our handler Jaime, who had brought a lively puppy with her on it's way to a new home. 'Trouble' was fearless, friendly and ready for anything.
That puppy was stuck in my head for several months and I finally asked Jaime about the breed and later brought home my first from her in 2012. "Havok" InStyle's Perfect Chaos. By 2015 I had registered my original kennel name "Fancithat" and my first litter was born in 2016 and in 2017 I imported Ch. Cheltenham Mak Ever After 'Cyn' in co-ownership with Wanda who would later become the first to whelp a litter under Venandi.
I live in the 'Border City' A.K.A. Lloydminster, Alberta with my husband and our dogs. We both work full time but we are blessed with a large fenced yard as well as local access to fun sports like dock diving, barn hunt, rally obedience, nose work to keep our crew entertained! In 2022 I made the decision to shift my focus in order to find a better work/life balance but while I plan to breed very rarely, I do hope to carry on my own piece of the Venandi legacy through "Starlet" Venandi's Hollywood Drama.
Smooth Fox Terriers are a higher energy breed with a knack for humor and an astonishing lack of self-preservation. Despite this, they are typically a long-lived breed with few health concerns. They are intelligent and capable of great versatility with the right trainers. A striking dog to look at with a ton of personality; it’s easy to want to take one home, especially when they’re in the form of an adorable puppy. A well trained Smooth Fox Terrier with responsible owners is a lovely creature enjoyed by their owners and the public alike; however in the wrong hands they are a nightmare. If we think this breed is not a good fit for you or your lifestyle, don’t be offended – be glad we could direct you to a breed better suited to your needs!
All of my Smooth Fox Terriers are sold on ownership agreements for the protection of the dog. This is standard practice for reputable breeders and is not open to negotiation.
Dive into a booklet going over many of the typical milestones and hurdles of raising a Smooth Fox Terrier (and most dogs) in our puppy book!