Wire Fo-Chon Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Wire Fo-Chon so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Wire Fo-Chon Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Wire Fo-Chon puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$700-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Wire Fo-Chon, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Wire Fo-Chon for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wire Fo-Chon gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Wire Fo-Chon?
Average: The Wire Fo-Chon is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Wire Fo-Chon Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Wire Fo-Chon weigh? Wire Fo-Chon weight:
Male: 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Wire Fo-Chon? Wire Fo-Chon average weight:
Male: 17.5 pounds (8 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wire Fo-Chon? Wire Fo-Chon height:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Wire Fo-Chon average height:
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Wire Fo-Chon Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wire Fo-Chon have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryCurly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Wire Fo-Chon's coat?
WhiteApricotBuffCreamWhite & BlackWhite & TanWhite & Black & TanWhite & Tan & Black
Grooming
How to groom the Wire Fo-Chon and how often?
Advanced: The Wire Fo-Chon requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Wire Fo-Chon a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Wire Fo-Chon, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Wire Fo-Chon dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Wire Fo-Chon?
Wire Fo-Chons are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Wire Fo-Chon need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Wire Fo-Chon every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Wire Fo-Chon Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wire Fo-Chon have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionatePlayfulSensitiveCheerfulGentleIntelligentAlertFearlessKeenBoldFriendlyQuick
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wire Fo-Chon? Are they intelligent?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Wire Fo-Chon dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Wire Fo-Chons are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wire Fo-Chon is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wire Fo-Chon sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Wire Fo-Chons don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Wire Fo-Chons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Wire Fo-Chon need? Wire Fo-Chon social needs:
Wire Fo-Chons need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Wire Fo-Chon dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Wire Fo-Chon bark?
Average to High: The Wire Fo-Chon is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have a different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Wire Fo-Chon good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wire Fo-Chons are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Wire Fo-Chon dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wire Fo-Chons are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Wire Fo-Chon bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Wire Fo-Chon? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wire Fo-Chon? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Wire Fo-Chon has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Wire Fo-Chon has a hard bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Wire Fo-Chon bite force: Weak. Dogs that have the weakest bite force below 200 PSI. However, it is important to note that despite the fact that their bite force is considered the “weakest” it can still be very dangerous as all dog bites are. They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Wire Fo-Chon do?
Wire Fo-Chons have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Wire Fo-Chons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wire Fo-Chon to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wire Fo-Chon roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Wire Fo-Chon is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wire Fo-Chon have high prey drive?
Wire Fo-Chons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Wire Fo-Chons are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wire Fo-Chon good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Apartment-friendly dog the Wire Fo-Chon breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Wire Fo-Chons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Wire Fo-Chons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Wire Fo-Chon Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Wire Fo-Chon temperament with other people:
Wire Fo-Chons are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wire Fo-Chon dogs get along with other pets? Are Wire Fo-Chon dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wire Fo-Chons are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Wire Fo-Chon dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wire Fo-Chon temperament with children:
Wire Fo-Chons are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wire Fo-Chon dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Wire Fo-Chons are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Wire Fo-Chon good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wire Fo-Chon dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Wire Fo-Chons are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Wire Fo-Chon can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wire Fo-Chon breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Wire Fo-Chons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Wire Fo-Chons good office dogs? Do Wire Fo-Chons make good office friendly dogs? Can Wire Fo-Chons be office dogs?
No
Wire Fo-Chon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wire Fo-Chon dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Wire Fo-Chon temperament with senior people? Are Wire Fo-Chon dogs good for elderly owners?
Wire Fo-Chons are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Wire Fo-Chon Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wire Fo-Chon dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Wire Fo-Chon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Wire Fo-Chon breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wire Fo-Chon breed? Most common health risks of Wire Fo-Chon:
AllergiesBladder StonesHip DysplasiaJuvenile CataractsPatellar LuxationVaccination SensitivityArthritisDeafnessEpilepsyEye ProblemsLegg-perthes Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Wire Fo-Chon breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Wire Fo-Chon see the vet?
Average
The Wire Fo-Chon should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Wire Fo-Chon dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Wire Fo-Chon be? What is the age limit of the Wire Fo-Chon? How many years can the oldest Wire Fo-Chon live?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Wire Fo-Chon: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wire Fo-Chon breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Wire Fo-Chons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Wire Fo-Chon have? What is the activity level of the Wire Fo-Chon?
Wire Fo-Chons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Wire Fo-Chon dogs require per day?
Wire Fo-Chons need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Wire Fo-Chons sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Wire Fo-Chon need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Wire Fo-Chon risk for obesity:
Average: The Wire Fo-Chon has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Wire Fo-Chon's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Wire Fo-Chon has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Wire Fo-Chon drool?
The Wire Fo-Chon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wire Fo-Chon could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Wire Fo-Chon. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Wire Fo-Chon As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wire Fo-Chon be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Wire Fo-Chon is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wire Fo-Chon be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wire Fo-Chon be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Wire Fo-Chon breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wire Fo-Chon be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Wire Fo-Chon is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wire Fo-Chon be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Wire Fo-Chon is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wire Fo-Chon be a boat dog?

Not really

Wire Fo-Chon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Wire Fo-Chon be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Wire Fo-Chon is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Wire Fo-Chon dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Wire Fo-Chon Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Wire Fo-Chon: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Wire Fo-Chon have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Wire Fo-Chon Recognition

AKC Group
Is Wire Fo-Chon recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Wire Fo-Chon recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Wire Fo-Chon breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Wire Fo-Chon Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Wire Fo-Chons are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Wire Fo-Chons do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Wire Fo-Chon breed.
  • Shedding Level: Wire Fo-Chons are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Wire Fo-Chon is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Wire Fo-Chon has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Adaptability: Wire Fo-Chons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Wire Fo-Chons are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Wire Fo-Chons are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wire Fo-Chons are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wire Fo-Chons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Wire Fo-Chon requires a lot of grooming.
  • Mouthiness: Wire Fo-Chons have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Wire Fo-Chon is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wire Fo-Chons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Wire Fo-Chon is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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