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Wire Fox Terrier

Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Foxhunting.

AKC recognized: 1885
AKC group: Terrier

Size: Weight: males 17 to 19 lbs; females 15 to 17 lbs
Size: Height: males up to 15½ inches; females proportionally smaller
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Color: Predominately white, typically with black and tan markings.

Life span: 12 to 15 years.

General characteristics/temperament: The Smooth Fox Terrier is outgoing, alert, active, funny, independent, and affectionate. They possess great stamina as well as keen senses of smell and sight. Affectionate and playful, they make excellent family pets and great playmates for children, although some individuals may be a bit too bouncy for very young children.

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Good with children? Yes, but some individuals may be too bouncy for very young children.

Good with other dogs? No, but may be okay with large non-dominant breeds or opposite-sex terriers.

Good with cats? No. Many will chase cats.

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Intelligent? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Suitable canine sports/activities: obedience, agility, search and rescue, service

Grooming requirement: Strip or clip on a regular basis. Considered a minimally-shedding breed.

Known health problems: Patellar luxation, deafness, cataracts, lens luxation, distichiasis, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, epilepsy.

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Recommended books for further reading:

Wire Fox Terrier (A Complete and Reliable Handbook)
By Ann D. Hearn
Published in 1998
96 pages

Fox Terrier (A Comprehensive Owner's Guide)
By Muriel P. Lee, Isabelle Francais, and Carol Ann Johnson
Published in 2005
155 pages

The Wire-Haired Fox Terrier
By Irving C. Ackerman
Published in 2008
216 pages

The Modern Wire Haired Fox Terrier
By Leonard E. Naylor
Published in 2005
148 pages

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Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Fox Terrier Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Fox Terrier Club Rescue

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