All About the Wire Fox Terrier
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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.
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.
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.
- Wire Fox Terriers have a double coat. The undercoat is short and fine, while the outercoat is wiry and even twisty; it is sometimes referred to as “crinkled.”
- They are a high-maintenance grooming breed, needing a comb every two days and professional shaping of their coats every three months.
- They are known for their keen expressions and alert, intelligent eyes.
10 to 13 years
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.
Wire Fox Terriers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
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.
- Wire Fox Terriers are closely related to Smooth Fox Terriers. The two breeds were interbred for centuries, a practice that ended in the early 1900s.
- A hunting breed, Wire Fox Terriers were developed to chase foxes and other small animals out of their dens.
- Wire Fox Terriers have received more “Best in Show” titles than any other breed at the Westminster Kennel Club, 13 of them.