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Breed Standards for the Wire Fox Terrier



General Appearance:

A short backed and square proportioned, but  at the same time standing over a lot of ground




Rather small, deep-set, and round eyes; Skull flat and moderately narrow, head 7-7.25” long; Small, V-shaped ears, dropping forward with fold above skull level




Tail set high and carried gaily, but not over back or curled; about one fourth docked off




White should predominate (brindle, red, or liver markings are objectionable)




Weight:  male 17-19 lb; female:  15-17 lb

Height:   male:  should not exceed 15.5”; female:  smaller




The gait while trotting gets most of its propulsion from the rear quarters




The coat is dense, wiry, broker, and twisted, almost appearing like coconut matting, with a short, fine undercoat. The outer coat may be crinkled, but it should not be curly.




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