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Wire Fox Terrier

Family: terrier
Area of origin: England
Original function: vermin hunting, fox bolting
Average size of male: Ht: <15.5, Wt: 17-19
Average size of female: Ht: <15.5, Wt: 15-17
Other names: none

Wire Fox Terrier Dog Temperament

A true "live-wire," the wire fox terrier is always up for adventure. This breed lives to play, explore, run, hunt and chase. He can be mischievous and independent and may dig and bark. He is usually fairly reserved with strangers.

Wire Fox Terrier Dog Care

The fox terrier must have daily exercise. He will do much to exercise himself given the room, but he profits from a good walk on leash, a vigorous play session or an off-lead outing in a safe area. He does better as an indoor dog with access to a secure yard. The wire's coat needs combing two or three times weekly, plus shaping every three months. Shaping for pets is by clipping or stripping.

Wire Fox Terrier Dog Health

Major concerns: none
Minor concerns: lens luxation, distichiasis, cataract, Legg-Perthes, shoulder dislocation
Occasionally seen: deafness, patellar luxation
Suggested tests: eye
Life span: 10-13 years

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