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Breed Group: Terrier
 Wire Fox Terrier

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Weight
Male: 17-19; Female: 15-17 lbs
Height
15.5 inches
Color(s)
white should predominate (brindle, red, or liver markings are objectionable)
Overview
The Wire Fox Terrier has been used for many hunting activities, the most common being hunting foxes in England. This breed would harass the fox out of his hole by biting and snapping. The Wire Fox Terrier has also been used for ratting on occasion and has done exceptionally well. This breed can also excel in many different activities such as, hunting, watch dogging, as an alarm dog, agility, tracking, and also performing tricks which he is known for.
Character
Being a terrier, this breed is very lively and energetic making him a joy to be around. The Wire Fox Terrier will always liven up the room. A great sense of humor and a very loving companion, this breed can also be wary of strangers so proper socialization is a must. The Wire Fox Terrier has a very fun loving and energetic personality making him very popular among families, but the owner should always do their research to be sure that this lively dog is right for their environment and lifestyle.
Temperament
The Wire Fox Terrier is very friendly and alert. This breed does make a good alert dog, but does not do well as a guard dog. The Wire Fox Terrier can do well around children, but if around smaller children, he should always be supervised as this breed has the tendency to snap when irritated or pestered. The Wire Fox Terrier generally doesn't do well around other pets and should never be trusted around smaller and more passive animals. If socialized and trained properly at an early age, this breed can do well around other dogs and lose the tendency to be combative and aggressive towards them.
Care
The Wire Fox Terrier does require much grooming, however brushing is necessary. Stripping of the coat is required for show dogs, however can be done less frequently if not used for these purposes. Hand plucking of the coat may be necessary to remove dead hairs but should only be performed by an experienced groomer. The Wire Fox Terrier has a much longer beard along his muzzle which should be brushed and cleaned every other day to prevent caking, matting, and dirt. Washing with a mild soap and brushing with a fine-toothed comb will prevent this.
Coat
The Wire Fox Terrier has a broken coat giving the coat a shaggy type appearance. The hair of this breed should twist, and always have longer hair on the muzzle, giving him a beard. The coat of this breed should never be soft or silky and should always remain harsh and wiry. The beard of this breed is the most noticeable, and most likely requires the most maintenance.
Training
The Wire Fox Terrier is very lively and can be independent making training at an early age very important. This breed loses interest quickly and should have a firm and consistent handler. Making training a game and fun will be sure to keep this dogs interest. The Wire Fox Terrier should have an experienced handler, as they can be very stubborn and willful. If the proper techniques are not performed, this breed will be very difficult to train and become somewhat of a tyrant.
Activity
The Wire Fox Terrier loves exercise and is very active. This breed can do well without a yard, however due to the energy, at least a small yard would be best. This breed does remarkably well running along side a bike, and loves long jogs with his owner. The Wire Fox Terrier does best in a home with a fenced in yard as they love to run and chase, however the fence should always be reinforced in some way and should always be at least 6 feet in height to prevent escape.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Wire Fox Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Delayre
Member Since: September 2010
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Anonymous asked:

2/28/2013 4:03:52 PM

2/28/2013 4:03:52 PM

what is the best age for a wire puppy to go home with its new owners?

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Anonymous

Puppies should NEVER go to their new owner's until they are at least 8 weeks old. Although, puppies that go to their new homes at between 12 - 14 weeks old, they have a better social structure with dogs.
7/11/2014 10:41:17 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/15/2012 3:11:01 PM

11/15/2012 3:11:01 PM

how long is the heat cycle for the wire fox terrier

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Anonymous

The heat cycle for any dog is the same. The average is 3 weeks, although it can last up to 45 days. But, unless you are a reputable breeder or are under the study of one, you shouldn't be breeding. Breeding dogs is very dangerous for the dam, sire and the puppies. Unless your dog is of impeccable breeding, has passed all temperament and health checks and has titles in confirmation and/or has shown he/she is capable of doing what the breed was made for, the dog should be spayed/neutered.
7/11/2014 10:41:52 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/7/2012 12:22:06 PM

9/7/2012 12:22:06 PM

I have never had a Fox Terrier, but researching the breed, and I noticed that it says we are to... I have never had a Fox Terrier, but researching the breed, and I noticed that it says we are to strip the fur once in awhile. How often does this need to be done and how/what is stripping? Thank-you for your time and answer. Sonya

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Anonymous

Stripping the fur means plucking it by hand or with the help of a stripping knife. It needs to be done three or four times a year in the case of pet wire fox terriers. As the hair is loose it's a painless procedure for the dog. It's not true that wires don't shed. As the hair lengthens some will fall out. Brushing and combing tends to remove the soft undercoat rather than the top wire coat. Stripping preserves the color and texture of the coat whereas clipping will result in a soft, curly and faded coat.
9/13/2012 6:22:20 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/7/2012 12:59:09 PM

3/7/2012 12:59:09 PM

I have developed arthritis in my right hand and can no longer strip my two wires. Would... I have developed arthritis in my right hand and can no longer strip my two wires. Would appreciate the whereabouts of a groomer that does this form of grooming in and around the Wisconsin area. I have searched out many sources without success. HELP!

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Anonymous

The only way someone will be able to help you is if they live near you. Contact all your local groomer's as well as your vet to find someone that can help.
7/11/2014 10:42:35 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2012 5:54:02 PM

1/4/2012 5:54:02 PM

im waiting for my cousin's fox terrier puppy to have puppies and to give me one of the puppies,... im waiting for my cousin's fox terrier puppy to have puppies and to give me one of the puppies, but i don't know at what age could she have puppies. so here's my question........At what age could a fox terrier have puppies?!

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i think above 2 years
7/20/2012 2:07:03 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2012 8:34:30 AM

1/4/2012 8:34:30 AM

I have a six year old wire fox terrier, she was in heat 2 months ago and now it seems like she... I have a six year old wire fox terrier, she was in heat 2 months ago and now it seems like she might be going into heat again. Is this common?

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Anonymous

IT MAY BE WHAT YOU BROUGHT NEW INTO THE HOUSE OR SOMETHING YOU HAVE IN THE HOUSE. ITS A LITTLE COMMON FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.......TAKE YOUR FOX TERRIER TO THE VET TO SEE....AND EVERY TIME SHE HAS HEAT..TAKE HER TO THE VET. P.S.: GOOD LUCK!
1/4/2012 5:59:49 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/2/2011 11:02:22 PM

7/2/2011 11:02:22 PM

What is the difference between "striping" and "clipping" ? Clipping is all I've ever had done,... What is the difference between "striping" and "clipping" ? Clipping is all I've ever had done, but sometimes I don't like how short the clipping makes my fox terriers coat (it's not appropriate for the time of year).

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tessawyman asked:

3/17/2011 4:58:22 PM

3/17/2011 4:58:22 PM

I have a wire hair fox terrier puppy. She is 4 mo old and she is the stinkiest dog I have ever... I have a wire hair fox terrier puppy. She is 4 mo old and she is the stinkiest dog I have ever known. I have to wash her every week because she gets so rank that my husband can smell her from 5 feet away. Now I love my puppy and I don't mind washing her, she is very good about bath time now But I wonder if the smell is a breed thing, or what she eats(purina puppy chow plus a little chicken for training), or maybe a sign of something wrong. So...is it normal for my puppy to be so stinky?

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Anonymous

My wire hair fox terrier gets really stinky, too, but only because he's figured out that if he roles in yard poop (especially deer poop) he can sneak up on deer and critters that roam into our yard. He gets bathed a lot, too, but doesn't seem to mind.
7/2/2011 11:00:34 PM

Anonymous

My wire fox used to smell like sour milk until I put her on a raw diet. Now she doesn't smell at all so clearly it was the food she had been eating previously which caused the unusual smell.
1/5/2013 6:39:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/24/2010 11:03:16 AM

10/24/2010 11:03:16 AM

Does the Fox Terrier breed molt a lot?

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Anonymous

The wire fox terrier is a NON SHED hypo allergenic dog... no shedding or molting, great with kids and lots of FUN... active breed
12/2/2010 9:26:24 PM

Anonymous

The Wire Fox coat loosens up for hand stripping. If you do not keep him trimmed (clipping is fine for a pet) you will find hair around . Most people with alergies to pet hair are ine with the Wire . The Wire on the Jack Frost movie is one of mine and is unclipped . The one in Titanic is also one of my dogs and has been trimmed
12/19/2010 5:03:32 PM

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