Name: Wire fox terrier
Other names: Wirehair fox terrier, Wirehaired terrier, Fox terrier
Country of origin: England
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Terrier breed
Life span: 13 – 14 years
Temperament: Fast, Sharp, Bold, Friendly, Alert, Fearless
Height: Males: 36–41 cm; Females: 33–38 cm
Weight: Males: 7-9 kg; Females: 6-8 kg
Color: White, White and brown-tan, Black and white, Tri-color
Price of puppies: $600 – 800 USD
The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a muscular yet agile, active, small to medium-sized dog. Its paws are long enough to run alongside the hounds, and the physique to dive into its burrow after the fox. The body of the dog is square in shape with thick wiry hair. The head is slightly narrow, the skull is a flat, powerful muzzle, the length of which is equal to the length of the skull. The ears on the head are long, V-shaped, tilted forward. The tail is straight, the direction of the tail is upward, usually docked, but not too close to the body. White color predominates. The Wire Fox Terrier is bred similarly to the symmetry and power of a Foxhound. In the stance, the distance between the forelegs and the hind legs is long compared to the brevity of the back of this breed.
The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a powerful dog, with a balanced weight of 7 to 9.5 kg (15 to 21 lbs). Height: 15 ½ inches (39.37 cm). The coat is rough, broken. White dominates with brown spots on the muzzle and ears, usually a spot of black or other colors on the saddle. Other black or brown spots are acceptable.
The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is a friendly, attentive, active, and lively dog that does not feel overly nervous. Its expression and alertness, erect ears, and wagging tail give the impression that the dog is ready to explore any territory and complete any task. The Wirehaired Terrier is a brave dog, although it can sometimes be too active. Despite the fact that now the Wire-haired Fox Terrier is not often used for hunting, this breed has retained a clear hunting instinct and stubbornly digs the ground in pursuit of any rodent.