Wire Fox Terrier Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Wire Fox Terrier is that they are robust, spirited, loving, sensitive, intelligent, inquisitive, quick, and pleasant.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is good with children provided the children are well behaved and don't tease the dog.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 13 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 15 to 21 lbs.

Common Diseases

Not Documented.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be difficult with this breed of dog as they are part of the terrier group. Shedding is average, brush daily to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner lives in a house and has a yard to play in with lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $600+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.

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