Wirehaired Fox Terrier

General Facts :

The Wirehaired Fox Terrier has a wiry white coat with black/brown markings. The dog has a flat and narrow skull. The dog’s ears are fold forward making “V” shaped flaps. The tail is docked to ¼ its length and is situated on the top of the dog. The Wirehaired Fox Terrier has strong jaws, very developed teeth, physical strength and courage. It has dark and small eyes which are deep-set and extremely lively. The Terrier has a muscular and thick neck.

The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is an energetic and bold Terrier which is known to be very good with children but are known to bite from time to time. This is one of the most aggressive breeds and are always looking to pick a fight with other dogs ( even large-sized dogs ); basically, these dogs aren’t very good with other pets. Like the Smooth Fox Terrier, these dogs will hunt other none K-9 animals like birds.

Origin :

These dogs were developed by crossing the ancient Dachshunds, English Hound, Foxhound and the Beagle. The Smooth Fox Terrier and the Wirehaired are in many cases regarded as a single breed, although these two breeds were separated in the United States in 1984. The Wirehaired Fox Terrier was bred for use in rough country; in comparison to the Smooth Fox Terrier the coat is less vulnerable to damage.

Dimensions :

Height : Between 14 and 16 inches ( approximately 36 to 41 centimeters )
Weight : Between 15 an 20 pounds ( approximately 7 to 9 kilos )

Additional Information :

The Wirehaired Fox Terrier needs to be exercised a lot otherwise it will make a mess inside your home. It is advisable to keep him in a fenced yard where he can run as much as he likes. These dogs are known to be very good watchdogs. A problem with them is that they have the tendency to bark a lot which at one point can become very annoying.

Some of their health problems include: epilepsy, lens luxation, cataracts and shoulder dislocation. The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a dog with many talents: hunting, watchdogging, tracking, performing tricks and agility. The dog has a huge urge to hunt and they have the tendency to go after cats and small-sized dogs. Their life expectancy is around 15 years. 

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