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Wire Fox Terrier

  • Temperament: Fearless, Bold, Friendly, Keen, Alert, Quick
  • Height: 14-16 (male), 13-15
  • Weight: 15 – 19 / 13 – 17
  • Lifespan: 13-14 years
  • Drive: Prey
  • Group: Terrier

Grooming

  • Hypoallergenic:
    YES
  • Shedding:
    LOW
  • Grooming Frequency:
    MODERATE

Behavior

  • Affectionate:
    MODERATE
  • Intelligence:
    HIGH
  • Barking/Vocal:
    MODERATE
  • Energy Level:
    HIGH
  • Prey Drive:
    HIGH

Terrier Group Summary

The terrier group comprises breeds which are typically small, wiry, energetic and fearless. Many describe their personalities as “eager for a spirited argument.” They are bred to hunt vermin and guard family homes and barns. While terriers make for great pets, they do require a lot of focus to train since they’re very stubborn, energetic, and often require special grooming to maintain their characteristic appearance. Despite being small in size, terriers are not submissive “lap dogs.”

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