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Wire Fox Terrier Puppies
Description: 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, they 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, a Wire Fox Terrier may try to dominate other dogs and will treat other small pets in the same fashion it 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. The Wire Fox Terrier is 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. They 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. Wire Fox Terriers are eager to please and clean in their household habits. They make delightful companions for active people.
Height: 14 - 15.5
with tan or black markings, all white, brindle, red or liver. White should be
predominant, and red, brindle and liver are all highly undesirable.
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. The Wire Fox Terrier is enthusiastic, energetic, and loves
Watch-dog: Very High. This
breed is extremely alert and very active. They may bark if something unusual
Care and Exercise:
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 them only when necessary.
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.
Activity: Indoors - Very
High. Outdoors - Very High.
Health Issues: Lens luxation, cataracts, Cushing's disease, deafness, hip dysplasia, Legg-Perthes disease, and skin allergies.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
This breed is relatively long-lived.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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