Dogs - Fox Terrier

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The Fox Terrier, both smooth and wire-haired, originates in UK. The smooth-haired is an older breed than the wire haired. Francis Redmond, a breeder, set the standard in 1876. Fox terriers were bred to hunt fox and badger. This compact dog can get into the burrows and hiding holes of other animals and chase them out. Terrier comes from the Latin "terra" or earth. They are good at digging vermin out of the earth. Read the origins of dog breeds.

 Wire hair fox terrier puppies for sale

Wire hair fox terrier puppies ready to go. ...2 x Girls @ R6800 and 2x Boys @ R5800. Pups are vet checked, have a microchip implanted, and vaccinated with all dewormings done up to date. No breeding restrictions. Please whatsapp Thariza van Rensburg 083 379 7111 during business hours or email 1969thariza@gmail.com. We are situated in Vereening but also fly puppies to all major airports in SA at buyer's expense.    Posted 08.01.2020

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Ironel holding puppies

Wire hair fox terrier puppies born 13 November 2019.  KUSA registered, inoculated, dewormed and micro chip implanted. Price negotiable. Delivery can be arranged. Contact Ironel Lötter. Tel: 044 956 1011  Mob: +27(0)84 516 8317  E-Mail: ironel@vodamail.co.za, webpage:    avantgardekennels    Posted 03.01.20

More Wire haired fox terrier breeders,

 who may have puppies


Hannatjie Whitlock, Local 049 8360 003, 084 899 1978, email    hannatjie@yorma.co.za    Webpage    Yorma

Ironel Lötter 044-9561011 or 0845168317,  email:    ironel@vodamail.co.za    webpage:    avantgardekennels

Anitha de Klerk, 0716985970 or 073 902 8933, email     rietrivier@gmail.com    Website    www.malotiwires.co.za

Gillian Maxted 0837435232 or email    maxtedgm@gmail.com    Website,    www.isimax-wires.co.za 

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 A little wire haired fox terrier puppy exploring the garden


About fox terriers

Today the Foxie makes a loyal, devoted companion and defender of the family. Being small, the dog will be happy in a small garden, but would enjoy long walks. Fox terriers have a hunting instinct and can be aggressive towards other dogs. It's not advisable to keep lots of fox terriers. One male & one female may get along, but two males will fight for dominance, and two females may fight to kill!

The coat of the smooth fox terrier is short but the wirehaired terrier has a longer, rough coat with a slight beard. In Afrikaans it's called, "steek haar," or "steekhaar."

Hand-stripping helps to maintain the coarse wiry texture of wire-haired dogs. Using clippers tends to ruin the harshness, but of course it's much quicker!

Breeders used to cut off the puppies's tails at about a man's hand span, but docking is being outlawed world wide, so many breeders leave their puppies with a natural tail. If you're ordering a puppy, you can ask the breeder not to cut the puppy's tail off.

Colour: white with black and or tan markings. Weight: 7 - 8 kg. Height: 39 cm at shoulder

Class: Terrier 

Wire terrier standing like a champ

ABOVE: International Champion Djago von der Bismarckquelle

 belongs to G. Maxted

A well-groomed wire haired fox terrier 

The wire haired terrier above belongs to A. Mans

Two wire haired terriers on a trampoline

Wire hair terrier, ears folded

 Below - puppies

wire haired fox terrier puppy seated

wirehaired fox terrier puppy among flowerpots


If only we could be happy and spirited like a dog! As the Bible says, "Be joyful always... give thanks in all circumstances... do not put out the Spirit's fire."  That's from Paul's letter to the Thessalonians chapter 5 verses 16 - 19

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