Wire Fox Terrier

The Wire Fox Terrier has a rough fur coat as oppose to the smooth haired Fox Terrier which has just about the same personality and characteristics.

These small dogs are very quick, alert and require an active owner to keep them busy to satisfy their very high exercise needs.

Wire Fox Terrier Facts

Wire Fox Terrier

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             4 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    5 star rating

Low Shedding:                       3 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         1 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 38.5-39.5 cm (15-15.5 in)

Weight: 7-8 kg (15.5-18 lb)

Coat: Dense with a wiry texture

Colour: Mostly white, all white, white with tan, black and tan or black markings

Lifespan: 13-14 years

Special Characteristics

These small dogs are alert and are very easily aroused. You would also describe this breed as being quick, keen, friendly, extrovert, obstinate and curious.

Exercise Requirements

The dog will be busy at home and when out on walks, they are classed as having high exercise requirements. The dog will need two good walks each day to stay happy and content.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: This breed is independent, but will be affectionate towards their owners.

Children: Usually good if raised with them.

Other Pets: Due to their high prey drive and chase instincts they may cause harm to small pets and may injure cats unless raised with them.

Strangers: This is a territorial breed and will be friendly with strangers if well socialised.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Can be problematic unless really well socialised.

What to Watch Out For

This breed is known for excessive barking and may be problematic around other small animals like cats and hamsters. Due to their high exercise requirements the dog might try to escape or dig if under exercised.

Health Risks

Just three potential health problems with this small dog breed including; eye and heart defects as well as epilepsy.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of the Wire Fox Terrier would need to be an active person who is experienced with dogs of this kind, you will need to be strong-willed and playful with enough time to keep such an energetic dog occupied.

More Photos

Wire Fox Terrier with white, black and tan fur coat Wire Fox Terrier with all white fur coat

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