Welsh Wire Fox Terrier

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Welsh Wire Fox Terrier History

The Welsh Wire Fox Terrier is a breed of toy terrier that originated in the United Kingdom. It is a working terrier, meaning that it was originally bred to flush out, chase, and kill vermin. The Welsh was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1935. The roots of the Welsh can be traced back to the 16th century, when fox hunting became popular. The hunt required small, agile, and sturdy dogs that could keep up, and the Clumber Spaniel, English White Terrier, and Scottish Deerhound were crossed with native short-legged, white-coated, working-class dogs to create the modern Welsh. The Clumber Spaniel and English White Terrier were the most popular early breeding stock for the indigenous British “Welsh”. However, the FCI now only recognizes different types of Welsh as distinct breeds. The FCI recognizes the read-only “Welsh” as an English-bred miniature terrier, and the “Welsh Silky” and traditional “Cardigan” as two varieties of the Sealyham. # What is the history of the Tibetan Mastiff dog breed? The Tibetan Mastiff is a massive, ancient Tibetan sheepdog. The breed’s name is misleading, as it is not a close relative of the Mastiff, but is in fact a primitive type of yak-herding dog, probably descended from the Steppe Wolf. The TM was traditionally used to guard flocks of yaks and horses from wolves and other predators in high-altitude Himalayan and Mongolian grasslands. The TM is the longest living non-domesticated animal. The TM is

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Welsh Wire Fox Terrier Physical Characteristics

The Welsh Wire Fox Terrier is a medium-sized, low-slung, compact, wrinkled, and powerful breed. They have a flat, broad head, prick ears, and dark eyes. Their tail is typically docked to one quarter of its length. Their legs are straight and their ears are set low. They come in red, white, and fox terrier colors and their coats are wiry with longer hair on the limbs, belly, and tail. They are a feisty, fearless, yet scrappy, independent, and protective breed.

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Short, Medium, Long

Height Range

Male Height Range: 13 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 17 – 21 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 18 lbs

Welsh Wire Fox Terrier Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Welsh Wire Fox Terrier Health Concerns

Usually A Very Healthy Breed, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Lens Luxation, Shoulder Dislocation

Welsh Wire Fox Terrier Temperament and Behaviour

The Welsh Wire Fox Terrier is a happy and outgoing dog that is always ready to have a good time. They are highly active and very intelligent, so they enjoy participating in obedience and agility activities. They are friendly and patient with kids and other dogs, but they can also be protective of their families.

Welsh Wire Fox Terrier Activity Requirements

Welsh Wire Fox Terriers are small, sturdy, and terrier-like. They are full of energy and affection and make excellent companions and family pets. While they are not a high-energy or highly-active breed, they still require regular exercise. They are becoming more popular as companion dogs and many people choose to keep them indoors. They are well suited to apartment life, but they need to be exercised regularly. A daily walk or short jog can keep your Welsh Wire Fox Terrier healthy and happy. Be sure to keep their coat brushed and trimmed to prevent matting.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

2.6 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Welsh Wire Fox Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Welsh Wire Fox Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Welsh Wire Fox Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Welsh Wire Fox Terrier is part of the Unclassified group.

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