Wire Fox Terrier puppies

Wire Fox Terrier puppies

Just as its name implies, the Wire Fox Terrier puppy San Diego is best known for its rough coat. It is a fox terrier but though it resembles the smooth fox terrier, it is believed to have been developed separately. Its coat color is made up of a dominant white base and brown or black markings. This is a lovely dog to have as a family pet especially when considering its lovely look and fair temperament. Learning a few things about it will, however, help you decide whether it is an ideal dog breed for you.

Description

The San Diego Wire Fox Terrier puppies grow into medium sized dogs. They have a flat skull that narrows moderately to the eyes. The muzzle gradually tapers towards the black nose and has a slight stop. The teeth make a level bite. The eyes are dark in color and have dark eye rims. The ears, on the other hand, are small in size, V-shaped and drop forward.

The neck of the Wire Fox Terrier puppies San Diego is thick and muscular. The legs are straight and the tail is high set and often docked by a quarter of its original length. The coat is wiry and has dense and twisted hairs which resemble the hairs of a coconut shell. The hairs are so close together that even after parting them you cannot see the dog’s skin. The undercoat is short and soft. The coat is predominantly white and has brown or black markings.

Temperament

The Wire Fox Terrier puppy San Diego is a brave and a very bold terrier. It is lovable, cheerful, playful and very enthusiastic. It is affectionate, loyal and devoted to its family. The breed is also good with children and enjoys human company. The dog has high hunting instincts and will possibly kill the non K-9 animals in the house. It should be kept on a leash especially when outdoors. With proper and early socialization, the breed may do fine with house pets. Its high intelligence makes it possible to teach him complex tricks.

On the flipside, you must understand that the San Diego Wire Fox Terrier puppies may develop the Small Dog Syndrome if you are a meek pack leader. This syndrome leads to behavioral problems which may include guarding tendencies, dominance challenges, biting and other undesirable issues. You need to train and socialize him from an early age and make sure you present yourself as a strong pack leader.

Health

San Diego Wire Fox Terrier puppy are prone to epilepsy which is a condition suspected to be part of the genetic component. Minor health concerns include lens luxation, cataracts, post nasal drip, mast cell tumors and Legg-Calve-Perthes syndrome.

Care

The dog requires daily pack walks and jogs where it walks behind or beside you but never in front. The coat needs stripping several times a year. You should also brush him regularly and bathe when absolutely necessary.

Average size

Height: 13 to 16 inches

Weight: 13 to 20 pounds

Life expectancy

15 years

Typical use

Family dog

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