Category: Terrier Dogs
Facts about Wire Fox Terrier Dogs, "Scientific name for Wire Fox Terrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Wire Fox Terrier Dog is a medium sized dog. It is among the terrier breeds of dogs which closely resembles the smooth fox terrier. Wire Fox Terrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Wire Fox Terrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Wire Fox Terrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Wire Fox Terrier Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The average height of the males Wire Fox Terrier Dog is 14 to 16 1/2 inches (35.6 to 41.9 cm). The average height of the female is 13 to 15 inches (33 to 38.1 cm)
The average weight of a males is 15 to 20 pounds (6.8 to 9 kg). The average weight of a female is 14 to 18 pounds (6.4 to 8.1 kg).
Wire Fox Terrier Dog have a flat skull which is moderately narrowing to the eyes. The eyes and their rims are dark. The Wire Fox Terrier Dogs ears are v-shaped and drop forward close to the cheeks. The nose is black in color and the teeth meet in a scissors bite. The neck is thick and muscular whereas the legs are straight.
The tail of the Wire Fox Terrier Dog is normally docked though in most parts of Europe docking of the tail is illegal. The coat has dense and twisted hairs. These hairs are similar to the hairs in a coconut and are thick. In fact when the Wire Fox Terrier Dogs hairs are parted you can see the skin. The undercoat of the Wire Fox Terrier Dog is soft and short. Normally the coat is white with brown or black markings.
Wire Fox Terrier Dog is a perfect family dog which is lovable, cheerful and playful especially with children. It loves the company of family members and has strong hunting instincts. In fact when Wire Fox Terrier Dog is hunting it can kill rabbits and birds. The Wire Fox Terrier Dog needs a lot of exercises in order to reduce stress. A good run in an open protected place is perfect for such exercises.
Wire Fox Terrier Dog sheds little hair in a year and grooming is not very hard. Brushing regularly with infrequent baths is enough to maintain its hygiene. However, it requires stripping frequently.
Wire Fox Terrier Dogs can adapt well in an apartments or a yard as long as it is frequently exercised.
Wire Fox Terrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Wire Fox Terrier Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
The Wire Fox Terrier Dog is believed to have epilepsy which is genetic. However, there are some minor concerns of post nasal drip, distichiasis, cataracts and shoulder dislocation. It is prone to mast cell tumors.
When purchasing a Wire Fox Terrier Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Wire Fox Terrier Dogs average life span is about 11 to 15 years.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Wire Fox Terrier Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Wire Fox Terrier Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Wire Fox Terrier puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Wire Fox Terrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
The Fox Terrier dog came in both a wirehaired coat and smooth coat and both were categorized in the same breed at on time. The Wirehaired Fox Terrier dog was bred by cross breeding the tan terrier and rough coated black terrier, for use in rougher country, their coats are stronger and will not being damaged as easy, as the Smooth Fox Terrier. The Smooth Fox Terrier Dog also holds the distinction of being the first breed in the fox terrier group to be officially recognized by (EKC) England's Kennel Club in 1875. but it is still categorized as the same breed with different varieties of coats by some dog clubs. In 1984 in the United States they separated as different breeds. In 1885 the Wirehaired Fox Terrier Dog and the Smooth Fox Terrier, were recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Wire Fox Terrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Average body temperature for a Wire Fox Terrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Wire Fox Terrier Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Wire Fox Terrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Wire Fox Terrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
A Wire Fox Terrier Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Wire Fox Terrier Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Wire Fox Terrier Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Wire Fox Terrier Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
The number one heath problems amongst Wire Fox Terrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Wire Fox Terrier Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Wire Fox Terrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.