Fox Terrier Grooming (Wire)
Fox Terrier Breed Profile
Male 7 8kg (15 18lbs).
Female 6 7kg (13 15lbs).
Male up to 39cm (15in).
Female up to 39cm (15in).
Double coat wiry, dense outer coat and soft, dense under coat.
Average Life Span:
12 15 years.
Average Litter Size:
2 3 puppies.
Fox Terrier Fast Facts
|Ease To Train|
|Behaviour Around Children|
|Relationship With Other Pets|
|Loyalty To Owner|
Some dogs are easy to train while others require more effort. General breed factors are taken into consideration to determine how easy you should find it to train your dog. On the scale, a 1 indicates that your dog will be difficult to train while a 10 indicates that your dog should be easy to train.
Dogs vary greatly in the amount of exercise they need on a daily basis. Some may need long, vigorous walks while a walk around the block will be sufficient for some. A score towards the lower end of the scale means that your dog requires little exercise while a score towards 5 indicates that they have high exercise needs.
Depending on your dogs coat, the grooming frequency will vary. Some will need brushing every day while others can be groomed once a week. On this scale, a 1 shows that a dog needs very little grooming while a 5 shows they require plenty of upkeep.
Some breeds have incredibly high energy levels and find it difficult to rest while others prefer sleeping for large parts of the day. A score of 1 on the scale indicates the dog has a low energy level while a 5 shows they have extremely high levels of energy.
Many dogs have protective instincts and may act wary around strangers while others are much more friendly and accepting. A score of 1 indicates that your dog is unlikely to react to strangers while a score of 5 shows that your dog is likely to be wary.
Behaviour Around Children
Many dogs that are reared and socialised around children understand how to interact with them but some breeds are completely unsuitable to have around children. On this scale, a score of 1 shows that a breed is not good around children while a score of 5 shows they are perfectly compatible.
Relationship With Other Pets
Stereotypically dogs dont get on with other pets but often this is not the case; many dogs enjoy the company of other animals. A score of 1 shows that it is not a good idea to mix a breed with other pets while a 5 indicates they tend to get on well with other animals.
Loyalty To Owner
Most dogs are extremely loyal to their owners and family, although there are a few that are quite independent. A low score of 1 indicates that a breed does not have a strong sense of loyalty while a score of 5 shows that they are extremely loyal.
Many people use professionals when it comes to wire Fox Terrier grooming, simply because it is often easier than doing it yourself. To keep the coat in the best condition possible, it will need to be hand stripped several times a year. While this can be done at home, it is a delicate and time-consuming process so it is best done by a professional unless you are particularly confident. By getting this done you will make the coat much more manageable and it is likely to need less regular maintenance. However, weekly brushing is still required to remove any loose hairs and mats. You should follow the grain of the hair, remembering to brush under the legs and the belly. Then, brush against the grain. Finally, use a comb to go through the coat and remove any additional loose hair. This completes this aspect of wire Fox Terrier grooming for many.
There are other aspects of wire Fox Terrier grooming that owners can undertake too. As this breed generally has light coloured coats, tearing is more obvious around the eyes and it can stain. To remove this problem, simply wipe around the eyes with a grooming wipe every few days or so. You can also use these around the ears to remove any dirt or debris that has gathered. Like all dogs, these Terriers will need bathing from time to time. You should use warm water and a suitable dog shampoo, and then thoroughly rinse them. Afterwards, use a dog conditioner to whiten and brighten the coat. Blow drying will leave your dog looking great after wire Fox Terrier grooming has finished.