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Wire Fox Terrier Info

Wire Fox Terrier Breed Information

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Lifespan: 15-17 years Height: 13-16" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 3-6 pups
Group: Terrier Weight: 13-20 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Wire Fox Terrier is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 13 lbs that can reach 20 lbs. It is officially part of the Terrier group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Wire Fox Terrier breed has a typical lifespan of 15 to 17 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Wire Fox Terrier should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 6 puppies.

Wire Fox Terrier Breed Characteristics

Group Terrier Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic yes
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs none
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks excessive Dangerous no

Wire Fox Terrier Temperament

This energetic, fun loving dog is affectionate and playful. Wirehaired Fox Terriers are scrappy and impulsive and have been known to bite, so should be watched around children. Wire Fox Terriers are courageous and devoted and make excellent watchdogs, though they have been known to bark excessively. Wire Fox Terriers like to explore so should be kept in a safe enclosed area, and will sometimes even kill birds or small animals if given the chance.

Health Problems

epilepsy, post nasal drip, lens luxation, distichiasis, cataracts, Legg-Perthes, shoulder dislocation and skin problems

Wire Fox Terrier Coat

Wire Fox Terrier Dog Colors

Predominantly white with black, tan or ginger markings.

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