"...the wire fox terrier,according to the aristocracy,was a dog for the common man,fit only for'the traveling tinker and the itinerant rat-catcher'.....but slowly the wire-haired fox terrier became fashionable too"
The Wire-Haired Fox Terrier was developed in England by fox hunting enthusiasts and is believed descended from a now-extinct rough-coated, black-and-tan working terrier of Wales, Derbyshire, and Durham. The breed was also believed to have been bred to chase foxes into their burrows underground, and their short, strong, usually docked, tails were used handles by the hunter to pull them back out. :)OUCH!!!!!!! hehehe, actually it doesn't huwt at all to be pulled by our tails..Mommi gwabs me like that all the time.
Size, Proportion, Substance -According to present-day requirements, a full-sized, well balanced dog should not exceed 15½ inches at the withers--the bitch being proportionately lower--nor should the length of back from withers to root of tail exceed 12 inches, while to maintain the relative proportions, the head-as mentioned below-should not exceed 7¼ inches or be less than 7 inches. A dog with these measurements should scale 18 pounds in show condition--a bitch weighing some two pounds less--with a margin of one pound either way.Obviously I don't have any of these measuwement..and I'm not telling what mine awe
Although it is said Queen Victoria owned one, the Wire-Haired Fox Terrier was not popular as a family pet until the 1930s, when The Thin Man series of feature films was created. Asta, the canine member of the Charles family, was a Wire-Haired Fox Terrier, and the popularity of the breed soared. Milou (Snowy) from The Adventures of Tintin comic strip is also a wire-haired Fox Terrier.
The Wire Fox Terrier has the distinction of having received more Best in Show titles at major conformation shows than any other breed.Wire-Haired Fox Terriers kept as pets show the loyalty, intelligence, and breeding befitting such a storied breed.We're small.., but we have no idea that we're not hooge
We love to play in the gweat outdoors,
but,we're quite adaptable, and can live in an apawtement as long as we get plenty of excercise
We were bwead to go into fiewce combat with wats and foxes.."the tewwiew leans towards foolhardiness in defending his chawges against mawaudews.."
We can wun like the wind
We can sing
We can dance
We make excellent snuggly, playful companions
some say we're difficult...."Fox Terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs"Jerome K. Jerome................I say phooey!" I think we're pawfect," Asta(gift from heavenKroon)
I'm not even a yeaw old and I'm cewtainly no expawt,so I'm going to ask my other wiry fwiends to elabowate on our bweed...so.....
Gussie, Asta down under,Jackson,Bussie,Jainie the Painy, Butchy and Snickers,Agatha and Archie, the Barkalotz Boys-Jake and Just Harry, Axel, Luna,Koobus, Lenny,Magic Fee, Mango and Party, Romeo,Ozzy, Scruffy,Sedona Rose, Sir Lancelot,Mackie, Tell,Norman,Banba and Bebe...
pleeze help me out here..and give us mowe infowmation on Wire Haired Fox Tewwiers...
thanks , smoochie kisses.............Asta