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