Wire Fox Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
Weight
Male: 17-19; Female: 15-17 lbs
Height
15.5 inches
Color(s)
white should predominate (brindle, red, or liver markings are objectionable)
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Wire Fox Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Wire Fox Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Wire Fox Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Wire Fox Terriers sold is $750.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Wire Fox Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,800 upwards to $5,000 or even more for a Wire Fox Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Wire Fox Terriers sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $750.00
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $5,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 385 Wire Fox Terrier puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Wire Fox Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Wire Fox Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Wire Fox Terrier Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 385 Wire Fox Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Joy
  • 2. Darla
  • 3. Domino
  • 4. Jane
  • 5. Dixie
  • 6. Jack
  • 7. Rocky
  • 8. Bud
  • 9. Fancy
  • 10. Ferrari
  • 11. Hunter
  • 12. Rascal
  • 13. Sammy
  • 14. Sunkist
  • 15. Sunny
  • 16. Angie
  • 17. Angel
  • 18. Boy
  • 19. Cecile
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Member Since: September 2010
Location: Los Angeles, California
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I have raised Wire Fox & Silky Terriers in the same place since 1974 My kennel awarded Sm Business of the Year 2000 by United Chambers of Commmerce has a BBB A+ rating Pups are home raised. Puppies are micro chipped. The pups go with info on pet care & have a minimum of 4 sets of shots before they leave at 10 weeks of age Puppies are health guar for 1 year against major genetic or congen prob. Priced according to qual from show potential,to pet qual. I evaluate my puppies weekly. We accept Visa,MC & Discover I will not ship cargo.I recommend Southwest. If booked in advance it is around the price of shiping via Pet Airways . I have a responsible pet parent prog. If your pup graduates puppy preschool or other train. class, you will receive a $20 graduation gift. If he/she becomes a certified therapy dog, licensed service dog or gets an OB or agility degree, you will receive a $50 award . I am a member of and ex Vice Pres of City Of Angels Silky Terier Club Member of Orange Empire Dog club serving in the a Canine Ambassador program Past President of Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce & served as area Director of United Chambers of Commerce. On my web sire are links to Facebook and slideshows on several topics which include comments from over 35 pet parents.

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Anonymous asked:
What is the best age for a wire puppy to go home with its new owners?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
How long is the heat cycle for the Wire Fox Terrier?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
I have never had a Wire Fox Terrier, but researching the breed, 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?

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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.

Anonymous asked:
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.

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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.

Anonymous asked:
I'm waiting for my cousin's Wire 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. At what age could a Wire Fox Terrier have puppies?

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Updated: 12/11/2017