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Wire Fox Terriers

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Wire Fox Terrier

All About the Wire Fox Terrier

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Average Height & Weight

The Wire Fox Terrier is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 15.5 inches.

Weight: 17 to 19 pounds.

Females – Height: Fewer than 15.5 inches.

Weight: 15 to 17 pounds.

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Wire Fox Terrier


Typical Coloring

Wire Fox Terriers are commonly white. They usuallly have black or tan markings.





Wire Fox Terriers are a bold, loving and friendly breed. They are smart and easy to train, and they make great watchdogs. They take pride in protecting their families.




Activity Level

Wire Fox Terriers are a high-energy breed with moderate exercise needs!

They are active dogs, whether indoors or out, but they still should be taken on a daily walk or given time to explore off leash in a fenced yard or park.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 13 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Wire Fox Terriers include lens luxation, distichiasis, cataract, Legg-Perthes, and shoulder dislocation. Deafness and patellar luxation are seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Wire Fox Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Wire Fox Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Wire Fox Terriers are wonderful family dogs. They like to play with children and enjoy being with people. They can be scrappy with other dogs and are shy toward other household pets.




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