Wire Fox Terrier

A.K.A. : Wire hair fox terrier, Wirehaired terrier
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Overview: The Wire Fox Terrier is very alert and enjoys lots of social activity with his family. They need daily exercise and are a good fit for older children who will take responsibility for providing an active life.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male: 17-19, female: 15-17
Height (in): should not exceed 15.5"
Colors: White should predominate (brindle, red, or liver markings are objectionable).
Coat: Hair is dense wiry texture. Undercoat is finer, shorter and softer. May be crinkly or slightly wavy but never curly.
Character: Wire Fox Terriers are energetic and playful. They love playing with children, though they may bite.
Temperament: This breed can be very aggressive. They may pick fights with other dogs. They make good watch dogs, but are prone to bark a lot.
Care: The Wire Fox Terrier requires brushing with a firm bristle brush and bathing when needed.The wiry coat needs stripping every 3 months.
Training: This breed is very intelligent and learns new tricks quite rapidly. He should be obedience trained, probably from an early age.
Activity: The Wire Fox Terrier needs a lot of exercise. Otherwise, he can get a bit destructive!
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed has epilepsy as a genetic component. Deafness may be seen in the white ones. Minor issues include skin problems.
Life Expectancy: 10-13
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