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The Wire Fox Terrier combines the energy and independence of terriers with an affectionate, upbeat personality that makes him an ideal family dog. Wire Fox Terriers and Smooth Fox Terriers were long considered varieties of the same breed, but today they're recognized as distinct breeds. Although the Wire Fox Terrier still has the indomitable prey drive and feisty determination of a hunter, today he's more likely to be a playful family companion—an utterly lovable comedian, with personality plus.

The Wire Fox Terrier, though small in size, is a bundle of energy. He's happy to run pretty much anywhere. On the beach…

…or in the field.


A video posted by Baxter (@baxterofbreckenridge) on Oct 24, 2016 at 5:30pm PDT

He can get pretty frisky indoors, as well!

Like all terriers, Wire Fox Terriers have a mind of their own, but they take well to training and hold their own in dog shows and sports.

Their alert, expectant expression is one of the hallmarks of the breed.


A photo posted by Katsue Fukutomi (@baffy072) on Oct 25, 2016 at 8:00pm PDT

And anyone who owns a Wire Fox Terrier is familiar with the impossible-to-resist head tilt.


A photo posted by Meli Caycho (@mncaycho) on Oct 19, 2016 at 6:53am PDT

Wire Fox Terriers definitely have their silly moments when they happily entertain themselves… and you.


A video posted by Noa (@noa_thefoxi) on Oct 19, 2016 at 7:15pm PDT

They'll even sing for you.

Once playtime is over, the Wire Fox Terrier is always ready for a good cuddle.


A photo posted by @pitipele on Oct 25, 2016 at 6:06pm PDT

Although playtime may last until he's almost too tired to play… almost.


A photo posted by Miles (@miles.dasher) on Oct 25, 2016 at 1:59pm PDT

Awake or asleep, indoors and out, you can't ask for a happier, more entertaining canine pal.


A photo posted by Yumiko Ito (@hachiandkyu) on Oct 24, 2016 at 5:16pm PDT
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