The Fox Terrier has a short body but a long sleek face with ears that fold forward toward the cheeks. Fox Terrier has two types of coats, smooth and wired. Fox Terriers were originally bred to flush foxes out of their hiding places during fox hunts. Today they’re primarily family companions and show dogs, although you’ll occasionally find them in the hunt country of the north eastern United States, still performing their traditional role.
Life span: Wire Hair Fox Terrier: 15 years, Smooth Fox Terrier: 12 – 15 years, Jack Russell Terrier: 13 – 16 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Alert, Intelligent
Weight: Wire Hair Fox Terrier: 7 – 9,5 kg, Smooth Fox Terrier: 6,8 – 8,6 kg, Jack Russell Terrier: 6,4 – 8,2 kg
Height: Wire Hair Fox Terrier: 36 – 39 cm, Smooth Fox Terrier: 36 – 39 cm, Jack Russell Terrier: 25 – 38 cm
Colours: Black, Black & Tan, Red & Black, Black & Silver, Sable, Grey
Health concerns: Lens luxation, glaucoma, and cataracts are the eye diseases causing the most concern in Fox Terriers. Cataracts can appear before 3 years old and progress to blindness
Did you know: These dogs are alert, lively, and smart. They’re also prone to mischief, being charming but sly. A Fox Terrier can outwit you, yet leave you laughing at his antics. Their vigilant nature makes them excellent watchdogs, but it also means they tend to be nuisance barkers