Wire Poxer

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Wire Poxer History

The Wire Fox Terrier, also known as the American Wirehaired Terrier or simply the “Wire”, is a breed of small- to medium-sized terrier developed in the mid- to late 1800s and known for exceptional courage, aloofness, and intelligence. The ancestors of the wire fox terrier were foxhounds, and were used to hunt foxes, while early modern versions were used by farmers to herd livestock. The Wire Fox Terrier is a descendant of the now extinct English White Terrier, and shares many of its traits. The “fox” in its name refers to its historical function as a hunter of foxes and other vermin.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin



Pug, Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Poxer Physical Characteristics

The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a medium-large, long-coated breed that typically stands between 21 and 27 inches at the withers and weighs between 50 and 70 lbs. They have long legs, a muscular body and a rough, wirehaired coat that can be brindle or red with white markings, or solid liver, white, or black and white. They have short, straight legs and a fox-like muzzle. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon’s eyes are a dark, amber color and their feet are webbed. They are a watchful, intelligent, and energetic hunting dog.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, White, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 13 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 11 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 15 – 20 lbs

Female Weight Range: 14 – 18 lbs

Wire Poxer Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Wire Poxer Health Concerns

Entropion, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Portosystemic Shunt, Pug Dog Encephalitis, Necrotizing Meningoencephalitis, Allergies, Corneal Ulcer

Wire Poxer Temperament and Behaviour

The Wire Poxer is a friendly, faithful, and devoted breed of dog. They are protective of their families and are wary of new people and things. They are energetic and active, but are also calm, even-tempered, and laid-back. They are constantly working, which can make quiet activities such as cuddling and petting difficult.

Wire Poxer Activity Requirements

The Wire Poxer is a medium-to-large-sized herding dog that is known for its intelligence and protectiveness. This intelligent and loyal dog is well-suited to an active family life. A Wire Fox Terrier’s exercise and activity needs are moderate. They will enjoy a daily walk or a run, as well as playing outside in the yard. They live in homes of all sizes, but they need room to run and roam. This is a high-energy, intelligent, and loyal dog breed, who requires a great deal of stimulation. They get bored easily and need lots of attention and interaction. If you are looking for a playful, engaging companion, the Wire Fox Terrier is a perfect choice.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

35 minutes

Daily Food

1.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Poxer is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Poxer is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Wire Poxer is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wire Poxer is part of the Unclassified group.

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