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Wire Fox Terrier
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  • Although considered one breed for many years, interbreeding of Smooth Fox Terriers and Wire Fox Terriers ceased in the early 1900s. Except for coat, however, the two breeds are essentially identical.
  • Wire Fox Terrier is descended from the rough coated black and tan terrier and was used for hunting fox.
  • Though the Wire is the more recent of the two, paintings of the dogs confirm that both coat varieties have been around since the middle of the 18th century.
  • The Wire Fox Terrier is characterized by a hardy constitution and cocksure personality.
  • The Wire Fox Terrier was originally bred to "go to ground" to chase small game from their dens.
  • The Wire Fox Terrier's energy is boundless and his antics are endless.

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