Fox Terriers are true terriers: brave, intelligent, explosive and full of action. They may look like lap dogs but they certainly aren't - they want as much adventure as possible. This includes roughing it with you or other dogs and investigating new things. They are always open to trying out new activities.
Fox Terriers come as either wire haired or with a smooth coat. But both are playful and boisterous and will stay so until old age. They have a mind of their own and can be hard to train. To get your partnership off to the right start it is important to use lots of motivation and consequences in their upbringing.
Fox Terriers play rough with other dogs and early socialisation is of upmost importance. You will also need to show them that there are limits in rough play before so they don't become bullies in the dog park.
You Foxy will love to protect its home and owner and will alert the neighbourhood of any new arrival at your door - maybe a little too loudly sometimes!
|Life expectancy:||12-14 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Below average|