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Wire Fox Terrier

Breed Standards for the Wire Fox Terrier

General Appearance:

A short backed and square proportioned, but at the same time standing over a lot of ground


Rather small, deep-set, and round eyes; Skull flat and moderately narrow, head 7-7.25” long; Small, V-shaped ears, dropping forward with fold above skull level


Tail set high and carried gaily, but not over back or curled; about one fourth docked off


White should predominate (brindle, red, or liver markings are objectionable)


Weight: male 17-19 lb; female: 15-17 lb

Height: male: should not exceed 15.5”; female: smaller


The gait while trotting gets most of its propulsion from the rear quarters


The coat is dense, wiry, broker, and twisted, almost appearing like coconut matting, with a short, fine undercoat. The outer coat may be crinkled, but it should not be curly.


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Wire Fox Terrier