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Fox Terrier - Wire

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.
  • BREED GROUP: Terrier
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Hunt Terrier

BREED GROUP: Terrier
WEIGHT: 11 to 13 lbs
HEIGHT: 10 to 12 inches
COLOR(S): Black, tan, or black and tan.
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DESCRIPTION

Hunt Terrier's are extremely fearless, highly active, and bold. The Hunt Terrier is small, agile, and built to go to ground. They are squarely built with a narrow chest. This enabled them to enter the dens of fox and badger. They are very intelligent and remain a hunting breed with a strong prey drive.

TEMPERAMENT

The Hunt Terrier was never intended to be a household pet. However, they are loyal, attentive, and bond closely to their master. They possess a true Terrier temperament. Hunt Terrier's do best in a home with older considerate children. They have a tendency to be distrustful of strangers and make good watchdogs. They do not do well with dogs they have not been raised with and are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. The Hunt Terrier breed is not recommended for inexperienced or first time dog owners. They are fierce, stubborn, and unrelenting.

GROOMING

Combing and brushing of the coat weekly is required. Bathing should be done when necessary. It is important to regularly check the ears, paw pads, and nails.

HEALTH

Due to the rarity of this Hunt Terrier breed, there are no known health issues.

EXERCISE

Highly energetic, the Hunt Terrier requires an inordinate amount of activity and exercise. They are not recommended for apartment or city living, or for those with sedentary lifestyles. Hunt Terrier's require a large securely fenced yard, or a rural setting. This breed must have daily opportunities to run and hunt.

TRAINING

The Hunt Terrier requires a dominant owner. Obedience and socialization training are recommended. This breed does not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, consistency, and fairness.



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