Fox Terrier Dog Breed Information
The Fox Terrier is a whirlwind of a dog, always willing and present, aggressive, daring and enterprising.
Height, weight: up to 39 cm; approximately 8 kg. Always tense, like a spring.
Fur, color: straight hair: stiff, thick and abundant; predominant white with brown or black spots and drawn on its face. Strong hair: curly and bushy; its under hair is soft and has the same colors as its straight hair.
Appropriate for: people (and children) who easily loose their patience.
Not Appropriate for: people in distress, unstable and nervous, not having the enough firmness
As a member of the family: good watch dog; guards the car as well; very temperamental, can be noisy. Tireless and playful with children: excellent companion for going on adventures. It needs to be kept busy.
Breed's character: intelligent, it learns from others weaknesses. Has a strong character and is brave. It can be for hours sitting quietly, with its attention on a rats hiding place. It was used in the beginning of the XIX century, for hunting foxes.
Common sicknesses: kidney stones, glaucoma and senile diabetes. Generally the veterinarian onlythe Fox Terrier for bites.
Life expectancy: up to 14 years.