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The Wirehaired Fox Terrier

Saturday, September 25, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

wire-terriersThis dog came from England and was developed by  fox hunting enthusiasts. They are a  medium size dog is that weighs between 7 and 10 pounds. They have a rough, or broken coat and their coloring is usually white based with brown or gray markings.  These dogs are very energetic and intelligent.  They require lots of attention and exercise. They don’t like being bored. They are also very nosy and once acquired in a family they will make sure that the know all of your business!  They love to snuggle on the couch or in their dog bed in the evenings and really make a great companion pet.  If you’re a swimmer, you can take you Wirehaired Terrier with you as they love a swim. I would recommend putting a life jacket on them.

If their hair becomes too long, it should be taken out by hand to preserve the colors. Some owners prefer to have them clipped three or four times a year which is fine but clipping dulls the colors and makes their coat soft and more difficult to maintain.

If they are cared for properly, they should be friendly, energetic,  and very playful. Now because of their energy, this dog may not be suited for everyone but if you have kids, don’t mind the jumping and energy, they make wonderful family pets.

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