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Dogs 101 - Wire Fox Terrier - Top Dog Facts About the Wire Fox Terrier

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Coming from Great Britain, the Wire Fox Terrier is one of the oldest Terrier breeds. It has existed since the XVI century, but it wasn’t until the beginning of the XX century that this type of dog reached success among pet lovers. In fact, the Fox Terrier has been described in many novels and comics that made him the most famous dog in the 20s. This breed also was a fox hunter, activity that gave them a great resistance and speed. These dogs have been king’s pet, entertained the masses in circuses and movies, and have won more awards for the best show of the Westminster Kennel Club than any other race.

Time for some Ruff Trivia:
The most famous Wire Fox Terrier dog in literature was the faithful companion of the character known as Tintin. Do you remember his name?

o A: Milú
o B: Lassie
o C: Marley

What do you think, give it your best guess in the comments below before we get to the answer! Hang on tight and we’ll get back to this Ruff Trivia Question toward the end of the video.
The Wire Fox Terrier has an elegant and athletic look. They’re no taller than 15.5 inches and weigh 17 to 19 pounds. Their bones are compact and the extremities are strong and muscular. It has a flat skull and small "v" shaped ears. This dog has two layers of hair, one external dense and rough and another inner softer and shorter. The most common colors are white with black spots, the fawn or the black fawn.

Grooming: Despite being a race that requires little care, the truth is that all Wire Foxes need regular brushing to avoid mats. The nails should be cut monthly. The ears should be checked weekly, and any excess wax and dirt has be removed to prevent ear infections. However, the most important thing is to shave him regularly to maintain its appearance and texture.

Temperament: The Wire Fox Terrier is an independent dog who loves freedom. Although he eventually adapts perfectly to a house, this type of pet suffers a lot if it spends too much time locked up. He’s cheerful, intelligent, brave, independent and also stands out from other races for being energetic and very clever. This is, without a doubt, an excellent pet for any type of person and family.

Training: With a superior intelligence and an independent personality, the Wire Fox Terrier isn’t an easy breed to educate. They can be quite a challenge, but with a positive, fun, patient and constant training, you can get favorable results in a very short time. Thanks to its energy and desire to please its owner, this dog can be an excellent pet.
Health: This particular breed is usually very healthy, but certain exceptions apply. The Wire Fox Terrier could suffer from lens dislocation, cataracts, atopic dermatitis, male dislocation, glaucoma and in ver rare cases, they can have the LeggCalvéPerthes Syndrome, a disease that reduces the supply of blood from the head to the extremities bones, causing, among other things, deformations.

The Wire Fox Terrier is an outgoing, curious and active dog with an independent personality. He loves to walk and enjoys being with his human family. Affectionate, unpredictable, arrogant and battling, this dog can be an excellent new member of the family and a faithful and a loyal friend, capable of giving infinite and disinterested affection to their owners.

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