Wire-haired Fox Terrier

Wire-Haired Fox Terrier


Wire-Haired Fox Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 15-18 Years

Avg height: 33-40cm

Avg weight: 6-9kg

Coat type: Dense, wiry, coat

Coat colours: White, black & white, tri-colour, white & tan

Originally bred for: To control mice and rats on farms and to hunt foxes

Breed traits: Alert, curious, jovial, courageous, strong-willed, mischievous


A little about Wire-haired fox terriers

Wire-haired fox terriers are bold and fearless, and are hence prone to mischief. True to their hunting ancestry, they require a lot of stimulation, however make very animated family pets. They may be too rambunctious for children under 7 years old. Their spirited nature means they are astute guard dogs but require a firm persistent owner.  



Wire-Haired Fox Terriers can be prone to health issues such as: Dental disease, Skin allergies, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Primary Lens Luxation (PLL), Patellar Luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Pulmonic Stenosis, Epilepsy, and Deafness

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.