The Wire fox terrier standard

The Wire Fox Terrier is an alert, quick of movement dog. He is said to always be on the tip-toe of expectation at the slightest provocation. His character is imparted by the expression of his eyes and by the carriage of his ears and tail.

A well balanced WFT is a square looking dog that should not exceed 15 inches at the withers and scale around 18 pounds.

The WFT has what is called a broken coat that is dense and wiry in texture.  

The coat should be predominantly white, with black and tan markings. 

The full standard (CKC) is available by clicking here and with plenty of details as well as illustrations on the WFTA's website, here.


Illustration  © WFTA