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Wire Fox Terrier

Fox Terriers are active and lively dogs that are always keen and alert to any challenge.

About the Wire Fox Terrier

When standing, Wire Fox Terriers look like a short-backed hunter horse. On the move, they cover a lot of ground. Until the advance of the mini terrier breeds as companion dogs, for centuries Fox Terriers were by far the most popular member of the family.

They are friendly and sociable with their close companions, but bold and determined on the trail of their mark, on the surface or under the ground.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
United Kingdom
Group
FCI Group 3, AKC Terrier Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Lively / Alert / Enthusiastic / Friendly / Confident

Key facts

  • Needs a lot of training
  • Garden not essential
  • Requires moderate grooming

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