Dog Breed Profiles

Fox Terrier (Wire Variety)

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
Color
White with tan or black markings. White should be predominate. 
Coat
Dense and very wiry. 
Exercise Needs
Exercise should consist of on-leash walks and off-leash play in a yard. 
Temperament
The Fox Terrier is a gay, lively, active dog. He is affectionate and trainable making the ideal child's companion. He is also al 
Good with Children
Gets along well with children and is always ready to play. Small pets such as cats may be fair game and he may try to dominate o 
Grooming Needs
Regular brushing with a natural bristle brush or glove and comb. He requires stripping to remove his old dead coat twice yearly. 
Average Size - Male (in)
Maximum 15.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
Slightly smaller 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
18 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
16 
Health Issues
Skin allergies, genetic eye diseases.v
Living Conditions
Apartment is adequate if given sufficient exercise but ideal is a home with a fenced backyard as he is an active terrier. 

Breed Description

Identical to the Smooth Fox Terrier except for his coat. Never refusing to play he does everything will full force such as scrambling over furniture to reach a ball. Eager to please and clean in his household habits he makes a delightful companion for active people. . He was originally bred to hunt vermin. His descendants are other terriers from the English counties of Cheshire and Shropshire with maybe some Beagle blood. Wires resulted from the breeding of a Smooth Fox Terrier and an unknown female with wire-hair.

Breed Infobits

The Wire Fox Terrier has been called the well-dressed brother of the smooth variety.
Fox Terriers should be given plenty of regular exercise and are highly trainable.
The Fox Terrier is good with children and really is quite tolerant.
The Fox Terrier makes an ideal family dog.

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