wire-haired fox terrier
cut Females: 33 cm Males: 39.3 cm
weight Females: 6.5 kg Males: 9 kg
dress Most often tricolor (black and tan with large white spotting) or bicolor (fawn with white spotting)
head Fine and elongated
tail Traditionally cropped, so that she is about 15cm when fully grown
behaviour Playful, lively, affectionate, sociable and fearless
federation FCI nomenclature group 3, section 1, no 169
The Wire Fox Terrier is, along with the smooth-haired Fox Terrier, one of the two varieties of the Fox Terrier dog breed. Grooming If the question does not arise for the smooth hair, it is essential for the hard-haired variety. Indeed, from a dog with a rough coat reminiscent of his rough-haired cousin Jack Russel, breeders have selected a dog with longer and longer hair, no longer falling naturally. It must therefore be removed manually. This operation is called "depilation". If the dog is clipped, his hair loses its hard texture and its colors, it becomes white and curly and is no longer waterproof. It is therefore necessary to ensure the competence of the person who will be responsible for doing it if you do not do it yourself. Grooming the wirehaired fox terrier is necessary in order to allow aeration of the skin and to avoid skin problems.
The fox terrier was developed in England by fox hunters (in English fox = fox), this one, by its small size, being able to dislodge these animals in their burrow, showing a courage among the most remarkable in dogs. The Fox Terrier was not popular as a pet in English families until 1930. It was at this time that we find in the royal family a young Fox called Asta. It is thanks to this dog that the breed's popularity rating rose. But this dog is not an apartment breed, and is not made for living in the city. Indeed, the fox terrier is full of energy and always needs to run, dig, hunt (for hunters, otherwise it is not worth learning to hunt). Famous wire-haired fox terrier Snowy, faithful companion of the cartoon reporter Tintin, created by Hergé, is a wire-haired fox terrier.
It therefore needs to be taken in hand firmly. It is therefore necessary to develop complicity and work on training to make it an obedient dog, which is quite possible. Without ever being servile, it will then be possible to walk him in the forest without seeing him go on all the tracks. He is often very attached to his family. Generally, he enjoys playing with children but is not the patient type to let his ears be tugged at without saying a word. He is also a great hunter, resistant. He is really wise with people and shows when he likes a person.