Wire Fo-Chon

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Wire Fo-Chon History

The Wire Fo-Chon is a breed of miniature wirehaired dachshund. The Wire Fo-Chon is a miniature version of the standard-sized Doberman Pinscher. The Wire Fo-chon is a very small and agile dog. The origins of this variety of the Doberman date back to the 1920s. The Wirefo-chon is descended from a litter of pups that resulted from breeding a female Doberman Pinscher to a Standard Schnauzer. Several different breeders worked with the strain that produced the offspring that became the “Wireföhn”.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Wire Fo-Chon Physical Characteristics

The Wire-haired Fox Terrier is a medium-sized, muscular, and athletic breed that is typically 15 to 20 inches tall at the shoulders, and 20 to 25 inches at the hips and weighs between 18 and 50 pounds. They have a short, thick, and harsh double coat. Their short, stiff outer coat is colored red, white, or a combination of the two. Their muzzle is long, broad, and flat with pointed teeth. Their long, plumed tail is carried high. Their ears are triangular, erect, and long.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Cream, Fawn, White, Sable, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 11 inches

Female Height Range: 7 – 10 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 10 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 5 – 10 lbs

Wire Fo-Chon Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Wire Fo-Chon Health Concerns

Hip And Elbow Dysplasia, Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), Urolithiasis, Allergies, Dental Disease, Skin Diseases and Disorders, Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)

Wire Fo-Chon Temperament and Behaviour

The Wire-Haired Chinese Crested is a playful and sociable breed that is very popular with families. They love to play and do well with kids and other dogs. This playful nature, along with their curiosity and intelligence, can make them difficult to train. They are known to be extremely independent, and can sometimes seem like they don’t care about their owners. However, they are very loving and loyal to their families, and will follow them around the house.

Wire Fo-Chon Activity Requirements

The Wire-Haired Fox Terrier is a high-energy, fun-loving breed of dog. These little rascals are smart, curious, and full of energy. These scrappy terriers are not the best candidates for apartment living. While they aren’t as high-strung as some other dogs, they do need room to run around. A fenced-in yard is a perfect home for a Wire-Haired Fox Terrier. These feisty, playful dogs are great companions for those who like to exercise. They love long walks and games of chase. A fenced yard will provide your Wire-Haired Fox Terrier with plenty of room to burn off energy.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Fo-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Fo-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Wire Fo-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Fo-Chon is part of the Unclassified group.

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