Original Name : Wirehaired Fox Terrier
Type : Lupoid
Other Names : Wirehaired, Terrier
Male size : No more than 15½ inches
Male weight : 18 lbs is ideal for shows
Female size : Slightly smaller than the male
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Fox Terriers are active and lively dogs that are always keen and alert to any challenge. They are friendly and sociable with their closest companions, but bold and determined on the trail of their mark, on the surface or under the ground.
The topline of the skull is almost flat. The skull slopes slightly, gradually becoming less wide toward the eyes.
Short, level, solid back without slackness, muscular loins that are very slightly arched.
White dominates with black, black and tan, or tan markings. Brindle, red, liver or slate blue are unacceptable.
Small, V shaped, moderate thickness.
Set high, carried erect but not over the back or curled.
Dense, very wiry texture, ¾-inch long on the shoulders, 1½ inches long on the withers.
Wire Fox Terriers pack bone and strength into a small package. They are never heavy or coarse, but rather perfectly balanced, especially the relative proportions of the skull and face. The height at the withers is also approximately the same as the length of the body from the point of the shoulders to the point of the buttocks. When standing, Wire Fox Terriers look like a short-backed hunter horse. On the move, they cover a lot of ground.Until the advance of the mini terrier breeds as companion dogs, for centuries Fox Terriers were far and away the most popular member of the family.
The standard was written way back in 1876 and has been utilized as a starting point for many other breeds. Until the 1970’s, Fox Terriers were the best known, most widespread terriers in the world.