Wire Fox Terrier
Weight: 17 - 19 lbs.
Life Span: 15 years
Health Problems: Skin problems; epilepsy; shoulder dislocation; deafness; cataracts; Legg-Perthes
Also Known As: No Nicknames.
Category: Companion Dog, Fox Hunting
The Wire Fox Terrier is an extremely active dog that loves to run and play. This breed will run along bikes and makes a good jogging companion. If this breed receives enough exercise, it will make a good apartment dog.
The Wire Fox Terrier's wiry, coarse coat needs brushed several times per week. The beard needs more care, wash and brush every other day.
This breed is friendly, alert, energetic, scrappy and courageous. The Wire Fox Terrier is also a loyal and devoted pet. This breed needs early, consistent training or may it may become headstrong.
Compatibility with Kids
Good with older, well-behaved children. May snap if bothered. Not so good with other pets, due to a tendency to pick fights. Never trust with smaller animals. With early socialization, can do well with other dogs.
Bred in England in the 1800s for fox hunting.
Good at doing tricks.
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