RALLY
OBEDIENCE
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR WIRE FOX TERRIER
Fox Terriers are spunky, fearless, loyal dogs who adore the outdoors as much as they enjoy people.
They were developed to work as part of fox hunting parties, bolting foxes from their dens out into the
open where Foxhounds and hunters then took over.

Fox Terriers are small, but they have energy to spare and need a lot of exercise to maintain health
and happiness. Even when indoors they are always “on the go”. You should walk your Fox Terrier
several times a day, but jogging is even better.

In addition to playing ball and taking long walks, you and your Wire Fox Terrier might enjoy the
following activities:






Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Wire Fox Terriers enjoying
their favorite activities !
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"PAIGE"
With his keen expression and readiness to spring into action at the slightest provocation, the Wire
Fox Terrier is a typical terrier. Active, friendly and playful, the breed is highly trainable and excels in
events such as agility. They are predominantly white in color with black or tan markings and
possess a dense, wiry coat. Originally in the same category as the Smooth Fox Terrier, the breeds
became separate in 1984.

A Look Back
Like many of today’s Terrier breeds, the Wire Fox Terrier descended from the rough coated black
and tan terrier. He was developed in the British Isles in the 17th century, where he was bred to "go
to ground" and chase fox and other small game from their dens.

Right Breed for You?
The Wire Fox Terrier has a wire-haired coat which sheds minimally. Its sturdiness and size
combined with its friendly and playful nature make it an excellent companion for children. They are
bold but not aggressive towards people. Fox Terriers make excellent watch dogs in the home.
Although seldom used for hunting today, the breed still maintains its drive and determination. They
will dig tirelessly for underground vermin.

Did You Know?
  • Although considered one breed for many years, interbreeding of Smooth Fox Terriers and
    Wire Fox Terriers ceased in the early 1900s. Except for coat, however, the two breeds are
    essentially identical.

  • Wire fox terrier is descended from the rough coated black and tan terrier and was used for
    hunting fox.

  • Though the Wire is the more recent of the two, paintings of the dogs confirm that both coat
    varieties have been around since the middle of the 18th century.

  • The Wire Fox Terrier is characterized by a hardy constitution and cocksure personality.

  • The Wire Fox Terrier was originally bred to "go to ground" to chase small game from their
    dens.

  • The Wire Fox Terrier’s energy is boundless and his antics are endless.

Summary
    Terrier Group; AKC recognized in 1885.
    Should not exceed 15½ inches tall at the shoulder and 18 pounds.
    Vermin hunter.

© The American Kennel Club, Inc.

The Wire Fox Terrier Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/wire_fox_terrier/

History of the Wire Fox Terrier - www.akc.org/breeds/wire_fox_terrier/history.cfm

National Breed Club - American Fox Terrier Club - www.aftc.org
HERDING
TRACKING
FUN AT CAMP
PUPPIES
MARCH 2012 BREED OF THE MONTH

The WIRE FOX TERRIER
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CONFORMATION
" ADAM "
Lakeridge Up N Adam
Winning Best of Breed
" SAM "
Crizwood's Double Trouble UD RE
" PAIGE "
Lakeridge's A New Paige in History BN RN
Working in Beginner Novice and Earning a BN title
" GRIFFEN "
Working in the Rally Novice Class
" SAM "
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" GRIFFEN "
Lakeridge's Griffen the Vigilant BN RN
" PAIGE "
Lakeridge's A New Paige in History BN RN
Performing the Obedience Novice Heeling Exercise
Lee and Paige at Camp Winnaribbun, Lake Tahoe, NV
Lee and Sam had fun at Camp Winnaribbun, too
JUST FOR FUN
CHELSEA and SAM
" SAM "
" PAIGE "