meet theWire Fox Terrier


Training &Temperament

Although Wires can happily adapt to life in either the country or city, owners should provide a safely fenced-in yard or walk their dogs on a lead to avoid these eager hunters from chasing whatever crosses their path. Its sturdiness and size combined with its friendly and playful nature make the Wire Fox Terrier is an excellent companion for children. They are bold but not aggressive towards people. Fox Terriers make excellent watch dogs in the home. Although seldom used for hunting today, the breed still maintains its drive and determination. They will dig tirelessly for underground vermin.

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Did You Know?

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.

The 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.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
White 199
White & Black 202
White & Tan 217
White Black & Tan 219
White Tan & Black 220


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code