Wire Foodle

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Wire Foodle History

The Wire Fox Terrier, also known as the American Wirehair, is an American terrier that descends from crosses of the rough-coated English foxhound with the smooth Fox Terrier. The wire coat of the wiry-haired version resulted from a 10-year-old-male named “Wire” who was presented to Robert C. Baker, a breeder of Fox Terriers and Rough Collies in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Wire Fox Terrier has been recognized by the United Kennel Club since 1914, and by the American Kennel Club since 1936. The FCI accepted the breed in 1995. The Wire Fox Terrier and the Smooth Fox Terrier are the smallest members of the terrier group.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Wire Foodle Physical Characteristics

The Wire Fox Terrier is a small, short-haired breed of terrier. It is one of four varieties of the fox-hunting English Foxhound, the other three being the Smooth, the Miniature, and the Toy. The breed is believed to have descended from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier, the Dandie Dinmont, and possibly the Skye Terrier. The wire-coated variety was established in 1891 by crossing a Welsh Terrier with a White English Terrior. The coated-wire, which was first exhibited in 1894, also derives from the Welsh.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Gray, Brown, Red, Cream, Fawn, Blue, Silver, White, Pied, Sable, Brindle

Height Range

Male Height Range: 11 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 25 – 40 lbs

Female Weight Range: 20 – 35 lbs

Wire Foodle Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Wire Foodle Health Concerns

Shoulder And Elbow Luxation, Heart Problems such as Pulmonic Stenosis, Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat, Cerebellar Abiotrophy (Ataxia), Deafness, Skin Diseases and Disorders, Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)

Wire Foodle Temperament and Behaviour

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is an energetic and athletic dog. They are highly trainable and make great companions. They are sensitive and can be quite shy, but are typically very loving. They are often stubborn and can be very determined when they have a goal in mind.

Wire Foodle Activity Requirements

The Wire Hair Fox Terrier is one of the oldest terrier breeds, and it is believed that they originated in China. They were bred to hunt small prey, but today, they are well known for their sweet nature and eagerness to please. The Wire Hair Fox Terrier is an energetic and active dog. They will do well with one or two walks a day, but they will also need plenty of time for play. A fenced yard is a great addition to any home with a Wire Hair Fox Terrier. The Wire Hair Fox Terrier is an intelligent, confident, and sociable dog. They are incredibly loyal and would make a loving family pet. If you are looking for a fun-loving, entertaining companion, the Wire Hair Fox Terrier is a perfect choice.

Miles Per Day

9 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

1.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Foodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Foodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Wire Foodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Foodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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