The Fox Terrier is a healthy dog, strong, smart and stylish. this breed is quite old, both from the United Kingdom. Fox Terriers originally bred to flush foxes out of their hiding places during foxhunts. but now, Fox terrier become a cherished family pet.
Fox Terrier has two distinct types, namely soft-coated (smooth) and coarse (wire). Wirehaired believed to be a descendant of a breed of dog Wales, Derbyshire and Durham. While the dog breed is a descendant Smooth Bull Terrier, Greyhound and Beagel.
The Fox Terrier male has a height of about 36-41 cm (14-16 inches), weighing 7-9 kilograms (15-20 pounds). Fox terrier female height 33-38 cm (13-15 inches), weighing 6-8 kilograms (13-18 pounds)
fox terrier is a dog with a beautiful and stylish appearance. Fox (Both Smooth and Wirehaired) have the same physical characteristics and the same size. Small skull and ear are bent, with a strong jaw and good teeth. dark eyes, with a small sharp. fox has a strong short legs, a long snout with dark tails of the two is usually longer than the body as a whole. The main difference is, of course, fur. Both types of predominantly white with pattern variations black, brown or both. Coat of wire haired Fox Terrier just as described, has a hard and dense double coat. It also has the characteristic mustache on the face. The hair is twisted, but not really curl. Smooth haired type is the opposite with short hair, smooth and soft.
The Fox Terrier is an energetic dog, friendly, confident, always look happy and brave. This dog is alert and intelligent. Fox Terrier likes to spend time having fun with the family, and with other dogs as long as they are well socialized. although friendly, Fox can interfere with other pets such as cats, even fox no doubt pick fights with other dogs. therefore, Fox Terriers need early socialization. Socialization helps ensure that your Fox Terrier puppies grow up to be a good dog.
Fox Terrier has a lot of personality and are devoted to their owners and enjoy being with people no matter what happens.
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Fox Terrier able to survive up to 15 years, the Fox Terrier breed is very healthy and strong, but there are few incidents of diseases, such as cataracts and skin allergies. Deafness may be a problem in predominantly white dogs. Living with and train deaf dogs requires patience and time, but there are many tools on the market, such as vibrating collar, to make life easier.
Some other health problems, such as; lens luxation, distichiasis, Legg-Perthes disease, and a dislocated shoulder. Legg-Perthes disease is a deformity of the ball of the hip joint – in contrast to hip dysplasia. This causes wear and arthritis. This can be corrected by surgery, and the prognosis is good with the help of rehabilitation therapy afterwards.
Sprain is when the lens of the eye lens to be displaced when the ligament holding it in place deteriorate. It can sometimes be treated with medication or surgery, but in severe cases the eyes may need to be removed.
Care and exercise
Wire-haired Fox Terrier certainly requires more care and skin care, especially on stripping the coat. This is done by pulling out the hair by hand and made to keep the coat a bit naughty in check. if you can not do that then you need to take it to a professional. This needs to be done several times a year and on-going maintenance needs at least once a week.
Fox terriers are intelligent and easy to train, Both types require some regular exercise and stimulation, minimal daily walks or jogging. They are energetic and excel in dog sports, including agility and flyball.
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