Wire Foxie Doxie

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Wire Foxie Doxie History

The Wirehaired Fox Terrier or “Wirefox” is a terrier that is thought to have originally descended from the now extinct English White Terrier. The Wirehaired Fox Terrier is closely related to the smooth-coated Irish Terrier. The Wirehaired Fox Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1938. The wire-haired fox terrier is a happy and active little dog with a proud and alert expression. The fox terrier has a short, hard, wiry coat that comes in solid black, white and tan, or red fawn. The wire-haired fox terrier is loyal, intelligent and lively. They make bad watchdogs and do well with other pets and children as long as they are properly socialized as a puppy. The wire-haired fox terrier needs weekly brushing and occasional bathing to ensure its short, wiry coat remains in good condition.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Wire Foxie Doxie Physical Characteristics

The Wire Fox Terrier is a small, medium-build, round- or long-boned, short-coated breed of dog that originated in the United States. The breed descends from the Old English Black and Tan Terrier, Airedale, English White Terrier, and Welsh Terrier. They are characterized by a keen sense of smell, intelligence and fearlessness. They come in a wide variety of colors and are one of the oldest terrier breeds.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown, Isabella

Coat Colors

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

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 11 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 15 – 20 lbs

Female Weight Range: 10 – 15 lbs

Wire Foxie Doxie Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Wire Foxie Doxie Health Concerns

Epilepsy, Bloat, Diabetes, Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), Deafness, Allergies, Skin Diseases and Disorders, Eye Conditions

Wire Foxie Doxie Temperament and Behaviour

The Wire Fox Terrier Dachshund Mix is a highly intelligent, kind, and energetic breed of dog that enjoys mental and physical stimulation. They are highly trainable and are eager to please their owners. They can be wary of strangers, but when properly socialized, they are very friendly with other dogs and animals. Like most terrier breeds, they tend to be stubborn and have a strong prey drive.

Wire Foxie Doxie Activity Requirements

Wire Foxies may be small, but they have lots of energy. These exuberant dogs are fun to be around, and they love to play. Giving your Wire Foxie plenty of exercise can help them stay healthy and happy. This can be in one large, long session or in several smaller sessions throughout the day. A fenced yard is a great amenity for a Wire Foxie. It gives them room to run, play, and explore. A home with a fenced backyard will give your Wire Foxie plenty of space to burn off some of that puppy energy.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Foxie Doxie is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Wire Foxie Doxie is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Foxie Doxie is part of the Unclassified group.

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