Fox Terrier (Wire)

Small Size

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

Fox Terriers weren't separated according to coat until the 1870s. The Smooth was initially the first to be recognised and was a familiar face in many homes, but it was the Wire that eventually soared in popularity.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

A terrier lover with a nostalgic yearning for the past... Many learned to walk with a toy Wire Fox on wheels!

Not the best for ...

Keen gardeners – or just those who don't want their lawn to look as if a bomb has landed. These dogs love to dig! Check fences regularly, as they might tunnel out.

Aliases

Wire Fox

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

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