At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 17 - 19 lbs.

Height: 16"

Life Span: 15 years

Wire Fox Terrier

Also know as: No Nicknames.

Group: Terrier

Origin: England

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Fox Hunting

History and Facts: Bred in England in the 1800s for fox hunting.

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Skin problems; epilepsy; shoulder dislocation; deafness; cataracts; Legg-Perthes

Special Needs
Exercise: 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.

Grooming: 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.


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