Wire Fox Terrier Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
The Wire Fox Terrier arrived in the show ring some twenty years after the debut of his Smooth cousin but has outstripped him in popularity. He is a real showman’s dog as much of his appearance is down to presentation.
In the old, large and wealthy show kennels there were specialists known as terrier men who would spend their days stripping, chalking and trimming to work up the coat into absolute perfection; there still are professional handlers who care for terriers and produce an effect that you could never hope to copy with your pet.
The pet dog can look extremely smart when cared for by a professional groomer, but a clipped coat will never have the depth of colour and shine that a handstripped coat does.
In general conformation terms the breed standard is similar to the Smooth Fox Terrier, though he is, if anything, even more alert and on his toes. But he is a cheerful dog who will join in the children’s games and make a fun and lively family pet.
In common with most terrier breeds, if you would like to have two then avoid having two terriers of the same sex. They are much better as neutered pairs, otherwise there is a risk of fighting.
Rescue and Rehoming
If you need to rehome your own dog, first contact the breeder to see what support she can offer. If that doesn’t resolve your problem then contact a designated Rescue organisation (if one exists) or a Breed Club.