The Wire Fox Terrier is a descendant of the black and tan rough coated terrier from the 17th century in the British Isle. He was bred to “go to ground” and chase the foxes and other forms of game from their hiding places. He only became a separate breed in 1984. Prior to that, he was listed in the same type as the Smooth Fox Terrier.

He’s eager to work, is very playful and energetic. He’s easy to train and competes in agility events. His wiry, dense coat is usually white and may have tan or black marks. He’s great with children because he’s never aggressive towards people. He’s an ideal watchdog for your home. He’s a digger so check your backyard. He does need exercise but his coat only needs minimal care. He’s 15.5 inches in height.