WIRE FOX TERRIER DOG

The dog of dogs, Wire Fox Terrier stands out as a children companion and as a show dog. It is the favorite choice for many Best in Show judges: the breed has won the Westminster exposition more than any other. 
 
The Wire Fox Terrier has fire filled eyes, life and intelligence, small ears, folded, “V” shaped, and with happy carried tail, high inserted. These three traits define the Wire Fox Terrier. Its coat should be parted, thick and hard, the hair should have a tendency to flip. It is a working Terrier, whose bone structure and strength is substantial for its size. This clever hunter should not seem rustic, not tall or short at the limbs either; its short back helps it cover plenty of terrain. It stands at 39 cm to the withers, and the back should not be more than 30 cm. The weigh is 8.250 kg, the female a little less. The head in the adult is about 18 cm long. The eyes are small and dark colored. The skull is practically flat, slightly sloping, full forehead and well done, not in wedge. The jaws are strong, the cheekbones are not prominent. The nose is black, and not white, cherry or spotted. The neck is lengthy, with no dewlap, broadening at the shoulders; the chest, deep; the shows, descending with little sloping; elbows perpendicular to the body; feet round, compact and not large. The hindquarters are responsible of propulsion, for which they should not be comprised of a short tibia and straight tarsus; long tibias and well curved tarsus, not open or entered, are correct. White should be predominant at the coat; brindle, red, liver or gray is less desirable, although the color is not important in the breed.
 
WHO IS IT RIGHT FOR
The Wire Fox Terrier is easy in many aspects: easy to teach, easy to coexist, and easy to succumb to it. It is only wired at the hair and its attitude with rodents. 
 
The pure breed Wire Fox Terrier is an elegant animal that gives a sophisticated touch to its owner’s home. However, it is an all terrain dog, with a strong Terrier instinct. It is a perfect choice for children, who love their livelihood and endless desire to play. Well socialized and handled it is very obedient and easily forgets its Terrier stubbornness. As a show dog, the Wire Fox Terrier has few rivals. A professional groomer is necessary to keep the breed’s pure look: an ungroomed Wire Fox Terrier can have a rat look, but charming.
 
DEVELOPMENT
If you wish to display your Fox Terrier puppy, seek a balance: a long and clean head, medium bone structure, parallel limbs and small feet. Avoid puppies whose feet turn in or out. The mother should be curious and kind. 
 
The Wire Fox Terrier puppy is black with white, or completely white. The black turns into tan on the face, as well as the black on the shoulders, hips and tails sometimes. The nose at birth can be black, black and pink, or pink, but it should be black at eight weeks. The Fox Terrier weighs 1.5 to 2 kg after eight weeks. Physical maturity is reached after 18 to 24 months. The tail and dewclaws are removed after a week. Tail docking is important and should only be performed by an expert, breed connoisseur. Essentially a third of the tail is docked. The buyer should choose a puppy with a long and clean head, without prominent bones, especially around the sockets. The limbs should be parallel, the feet small, very tight, with well arched fingers. Avoid puppies with fingers twisted inwards or outwards, as well as puppies with too closed hindquarters. The ears usually rise during dentition. The correct ears and bite cannot be guaranteed until after seven months. Typical Terrier, the adolescent usually tests the owner’s authority. Avoid a white, cherry or spotted nose; an overly short tail; raised, tulip or rose shaped ears; and a poor bite.
 
This puppy can be taken everywhere. The Wire Fox Terrier will follow you to the end of the world, or at least to the end of the woods. 
 
HEALTH
The Wire Fox Terrier is usually considered the classic Terrier, the body and soul. It is a lively, smart breed, which requires plenty of training. Hair care are considerable, since it requires “stripping” as well as clipping the Terrier coat it requires to get the typical Fox Terrier look. Due Wirehair grooming should begin after three months. Retinal luxation, distichiasis and cataracts have been documented in the breed. Hip dysplasia and Legg-Perthes are rare, but have been seen. Scapula dislocation is much more frequent. Less frequent are deafness, gout, recessive ataxia (which usually happens after two and fourth months, a defect in the spine that cause lack of coordination and can end in paralysis) and pulmonary and sub aortic stenosis. Longevity is over 12 years.