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Wire Fox Terrier

 (other names: Foxy)

Wire Fox Terrier
origin:Great Britain
date origin:19th century
life expectancy:13 to 14 years
classification:Terrier
height:38 to 39 cm
weight:7 to 8 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Reasonableclimate: Temperatein/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Small-Medium
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History [ edit ]

This breed is the most popular amongst the Terrier. Created to hunt foxes, it is thought to be the result of crosses between the Old English Terrier, smooth coated Black and Tan terriers of England, Bull Terriers, Greyhounds and Beagles. The Wire Fox Terrier was primarily use to fox flushing, small-mammal killing and rabbit hunting.

Very similar to the Smooth Fox Terrier, the most ancient one, they vary in the type of coat and also in the roles they played in hunting. Both varieties started to be standardized around 1875. Until then, all dogs used in fox hunting were called Fox Terrier. Now, the wire Fox Terrier is the most popula