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Fox Terrier - Wire

WEIGHT: 15 to 19 lbs
HEIGHT: 16 inches
COLOR(S): White should cover most of coat. Brindle, red, or liver markings are undesirable.
Fox Terrier - Wire Puppies
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The Wire Fox Terrier is a gay, lively, active dog. The Wire Fox Terriers are an energetic, inquisitive, playful breed who love to run, chase and explore. Identical to the Smooth Fox Terrier except for its coat, it is affectionate and trainable making the ideal child's companion. Never refusing to play, Fox Terrier – Wire puppies and dogs do everything with full force such as scrambling over furniture to reach a ball. They are very friendly and get along well with children. However, Fox Terrier – Wire puppies and dogs may try to dominate other dogs and will treat other small pets in the same fashion as they would a fox! This breed, being a terrier, loves to dig and bark when they need to. They are alert and determined, ready to be a great watchdog. Fox Terrier – Wire puppies and dogs are affectionate, trustworthy and eager. They remain an enthusiastic little dog with longer legs than the average terrier. They have mostly white bodies of short and leanly muscular build. Fox Terrier – Wire puppies and dogs often have spots of brown and black, especially on the face. Their drop button ears and terrier build attract onlookers even outside the show ring. This breed has a long face that is more slender than the Jack Russell Terrier, which it resembles. The Wire Fox Terrier is one of the oldest of the terrier breeds who were bred to dig down into burrow to flush out foxes or catch small animals. Easy dogs to live with, they enjoy being a part of the family. Fox Terrier – Wire puppies and dogs are eager to please and clean in their household habits. They make delightful companions for active people.


Alert, determined, eager, trustworthy, and affectionate. They are trainable, get along with children, and are very friendly. Bold and active, this terrier likes to dig. Smaller animals are not an option for this breed, as they will often hunt them. Fox Terrier – Wire puppies and dogs are enthusiastic, energetic, and love to play.


Wire Fox Terriers need regular brushing with a natural bristle brush or glove and comb. They also require stripping to remove their old dead coat twice yearly. Teeth and nails need regular attention. Bathe Fox Terrier – Wire puppies and dogs only when necessary.


Lens luxation, cataracts, Cushing's disease, deafness, hip dysplasia, Legg-Perthes disease, and skin allergies.


Exercise of the Wire Fox Terrier should consist of on-leash walks and off-leash play in a yard or a romp in the park.


The Wire Fox Terrier responds well to a firm hand with love and plenty of exercise. Learning very quickly, Fox Terrier – Wire puppies and dogs (like any terriers) can be stubborn. Be consistent positive when training your Fox Terrier.

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