Height: Males 14 - 16 inches (36 - 41 cm) Females 13 - 15 inches (33 - 38 cm) The Wire Fox Terrier will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. This is a relatively dominant, very high-energy dog that can become stressed and frustrated without the proper type and amount of exercise, both mental and physical. The expression, like the attitude, is keen; the carriage is alert and expectant. It is paramount you are this dogs 100% firm, consistent pack leader. The Wirehaired Fox Terrier was bred by crossing in the rough coated black and tan terrier, for use in rough country, its coat being less vulnerable to damage than that of the Smooth Fox Terrier. Character The Wire Fox Terrier is very loyal and affectionate. The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a brave and bold terrier. This objective was met quite early. 1; Thomas Hardy's Dog, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wire_Fox_Terrier&oldid=980823679, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia pending changes protected pages, Articles needing additional references from May 2007, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Dášeňka, the dog of Czechoslovak writer and journalist, Dodger Herbie Tobacco (only a mutt in the film) from ", Featherstonehaugh (pronounced 'Foon'), "a wire-haired fox terrier of irreproachable breeding" from, Pan, the companion of A.L. It is one of the oldest terrier type dogs, originating in the British Isles in the 17th century. Very intelligent, this breed can be taught to perform tricks. The two varieties were interbred extensively at one time, mainly with the objective of improving the Wire variety by decreasing its size, increasing the amount of white on its coat, and imparting a sleeker outline. If the Wire Fox Terrier is properly socialized and introduced it can get along just fine with other dogs. They are known for their speed, endurance, and power. Often, wire fox terriers are abandoned or surrendered for reasons that may include: running away instead of coming on a command; chasing cars, bicycles, other dogs, etc. When I first got her I was a little scared ’cause I heard that the breed was terrible and annoying, that they will chew through everything, but it is not like that at all. However, it is still considered the same breed with different coat varieties by some clubs, but has been separated in the United States since 1984. Westgard, AAA pathfinder. The small, V-shaped ears drop forward close to the cheeks. She won the competition twice, in 1915 and 1916. This page was last edited on 28 September 2020, at 17:43. Keep this dog on a leash if there are small animals around. This breed lives to play, explore, run, hike, and chase. Note: While the characteristics mentioned here may frequently represent this breed, dogs are individuals whose personalities and appearances will vary. It is evident in the film that Pard loves his master. The Fox Terrier must have daily exercise. Bred to be independent thinkers, they are capable of tactical maneuvering for vermin and other sport. Minor concerns: lens luxation, distichiasis, cataract, Legg–Perthes, Occasionally seen: deafness, patellar luxation.  Matford Vic, a wire fox terrier, is one of only five dogs to have won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on more than one occasion. The neck is thick and muscular. Keep this breed properly leashed or in a completely enclosed area, because the Wire Fox Terrier likes to go off and explore.