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Fox Terrier

A comprehensive guide to Fox Terriers.

Life Expectancy
typically 12+ years
Short length with moderate shedding

How to pronounce Fox Terrier: foks teh·ree·uh 

Fox Terriers are small, moderately active dogs originating from England. Originally bred for hunting, today they’re a popular choice of family pet.  

Fox Terriers are widely categorised into two types. Wire Fox Terriers have a dense and wiry coat, whereas Smooth Fox Terriers’ coats are short and smooth. Both types of Fox Terrier typically have a white coat with black or tan markings.    

From digging and chasing, to playing and snoozing. Natural dog behaviours aren’t breed-specific. But with each pooch comes their own loveable quirks, as well as some important things to consider.  

If you’re thinking about giving a Fox Terrier a forever home, here are some key facts that might help your decision. 

Caring for Fox Terriers

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of a Fox Terrier. 

Health issues

Before giving a Fox Terrier a forever home, consider any possible health issues. Not every dog experiences them, but it’s important to be prepared.

For more advice on potential health issues for Fox Terriers, sp...

How much food does a Fox Terrier need?

There is no set amount for how much food your Fox Terrier needs. This will depend on their:

  • age
  • size
  • activity levels
  • fitness
  • weight.

The information on dog food p...

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How much exercise does a Fox Terrier need?

Fox Terriers are usually moderately active dogs who need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them physically and mentally healthy.

They need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn...

How much grooming does a Fox Terrier need?

Fox Terriers shed moderately. To put your dog at ease and help their confidence, introduce handling and grooming step by step. This will make grooming more enjoyable for everyone and ensure a positive experience for y...

What crate size do you need for a Fox Terrier?

In their crate, your dog should be able to comfortably:

  • sit and stand at their full height
  • turn around without touching the edges
  • lie down at full stretch
  • wag their tail.  
  • ...

Fox Terrier behaviour and training 

Even if you think you know about Fox Terriers, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality. 

What's the temperament of a Fox Terrier?

Like us, every furball has their own unique personality shaped by their experiences. This means that different Fox Terriers have varying temperaments.

As dogs grow, they learn all about the world. They figure ou...

Are Fox Terriers easy to train?

Any dog can be taught new tricks, whatever their breed. It’s all about positive learning. Find out what motivates your dog, whether that’s treats, toys or praise. You can use this as a reward throughout training to ma...

Are Fox Terriers good with children?

Every dog has a different personality shaped by their life experiences. They develop likes and dislikes as they grow, and react differently to situations.

However, some ways of respecting and behaving safely aro...

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