At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: 12 - 14 lbs.

Height: 14" -15.5"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Fox Terrier

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Terrier

Origin: England (1700s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Fox Terrier originated in England during the 1700s, where it was developed to hunt foxes. These dogs love to hunt, dig, track and crawl.

Temperament / Behavior
The Fox Terrier is an enthusiastic dog that adapts well to most environments. It gets along well with gentle children over the age of five, especially if provided with early socialization and obedience classes. The breed does not always integrate well into families with other pets. Do not play aggressive games with your Fox Terrier. If not properly trained, this breed can develop behavioral problems.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Deafness; Legg-Perthes disease; mast cell tumors

Special Needs
Exercise: The Fox Terrier is an active dog that needs daily exercise. This dog enjoys long walks and games, and thrives on human interaction.

Grooming: The Fox Terrier requires brushing once to several times per week depending on the coat style (wirehaired or smooth).


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