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Wire Foxingese Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginEngland flagEngland China flagChina
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Pekingese and the Wire Fox Terrier mix

Wire Foxingese Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Wire Foxingese puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Wire Foxingese in the United States? How much money is a Wire Foxingese?

Where to buy a Wire Foxingese with a good pedigree?

$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Wire Foxingese, 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 Foxingese for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wire Foxingese gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Wire Foxingese? How many Wire Foxingese are there in the world?
Average: The Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese Size

Size
Is a Wire Foxingese small, medium or large dog?

How big do Wire Foxingese get?

What is the average size of a Wire Foxingese?

Small
Weight
How much does the Wire Foxingese weigh? How much should a Wire Foxingese weight? What is the normal weight of a Wire Foxingese? How much does a full-grown Wire Foxingese weight?
Male: 15-20 pounds (7-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Wire Foxingese?
Male: 17.5 pounds (8 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wire Foxingese? Wire Foxingese height:
Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Wire Foxingese?
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Wire Foxingese Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wire Foxingese have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryDense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Wire Foxingese coats?
BlackGray Red Cream White Fawn White & Black White & TanWhite & Black & TanWhite & Tan & Black
Grooming
How to groom the Wire Foxingese and how often? How often should I take my Wire Foxingese to the groomer?
Advanced: The Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Wire Foxingese, 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 Foxingese dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Wire Foxingese? Do Wire Foxingese dogs shed a lot?
Wire Foxingese dogs 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 Foxingese need a bath? How often should you give a Wire Foxingese a bath? Can I bathe my Wire Foxingese every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Wire Foxingese Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wire Foxingese have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
StubbornAlertIntelligentFriendlyAffectionateQuickAggressiveBoldFearlessGood-naturedKeenOpinionated
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wire Foxingese? Is the Wire Foxingese breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Wire Foxingese obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.

The Wire Foxingese ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Wire Foxingese dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Wire Foxingese?
Wire Foxingese dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Wire Foxingeses, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wire Foxingese sensitivity:
Wire Foxingese dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Wire Foxingese a good family dog?
High: Wire Foxingese dogs 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 dogs 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 Foxingese need? Wire Foxingese social needs:
Wire Foxingese dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Wire Foxingese dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Wire Foxingese bark?
A lot: Wire Foxingese is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.

The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.

Watchdog Ability
Is Wire Foxingese good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wire Foxingese dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Wire Foxingese dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wire Foxingese dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Wire Foxingese bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Wire Foxingese? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wire Foxingese? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Wire Foxingese? How much bite force does a Wire Foxingese have?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese do?
Wire Foxingese dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Wire Foxingese dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wire Foxingese to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wire Foxingese roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese have high prey drive?
Wire Foxingese dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Wire Foxingese dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wire Foxingese good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Wire Foxingese in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese dogs 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
How long can a Wire Foxingese be left alone? How long can you leave a Wire Foxingese alone?
Wire Foxingese dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Wire Foxingese Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Wire Foxingese temperament with other people:
Wire Foxingese dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Wire Foxingese dogs get along with other pets? Are Wire Foxingese dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Wire Foxingese dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Wire Foxingese dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Wire Foxingese temperament with children:
Wire Foxingese dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Wire Foxingese dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Wire Foxingese breed live with a cat?
Wire Foxingese dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Wire Foxingese good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Wire Foxingese dogs get along with other dogs?
Wire Foxingese dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Wire Foxingese breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Wire Foxingese breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Wire Foxingese dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Wire Foxingese dogs good office canines? Do Wire Foxingese dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Wire Foxingese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Wire Foxingese dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Wire Foxingese temperament with senior people? Are Wire Foxingese dogs good for elderly owners?
Wire Foxingeses are commonly okay with elderly people.

Wire Foxingese Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wire Foxingese dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Wire Foxingeses are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Wire Foxingese breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wire Foxingese breed? Most common health risks of Wire Foxingese:
CataractsLegg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationEye ProblemsProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)EpilepsyDeafnessEntropionIntervertebral Disk DiseaseArthritisExposure Keratopathy SyndromeDistichiasisMitral Valve DiseaseCryptorchidismEctopic CiliaCleft PalateBrachycephalic SyndromeHydrocephalusKeratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Wire Foxingese breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Wire Foxingese see the vet?
Rare
The Wire Foxingese should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Wire Foxingese dogs live? How old can a Wire Foxingese be? What is the age limit of the Wire Foxingese? How many years can the oldest Wire Foxingese live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Wire Foxingese?

How long is the lifespan of a Wire Foxingese?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Wire Foxingese: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wire Foxingese breed hypoallergenic?
No
Wire Foxingese dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Foxingese have? What is the activity level of the Wire Foxingese?
Wire Foxingese dogs 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 exercise does a Wire Foxingese need? How much exercise do Wire Foxingese dogs require per day?

Do Wire Foxingese dogs need a lot of exercises?

Wire Foxingese dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Wire Foxingese breed need?
Wire Foxingese dogs 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 a Wire Foxingese need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Wire Foxingese breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Wire Foxingese? How much food should I feed my Wire Foxingese?
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 Foxingese risk for obesity:
Average: The Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese 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 cold weather conditions
The Wire Foxingese can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The Wire Foxingese has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Wire Foxingese drool?
The Wire Foxingese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Wire Foxingese As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wire Foxingese be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wire Foxingese be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Wire Foxingese is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Wire Foxingese be a boat dog?

Not really

Wire Foxingese 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 Foxingese 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 Foxingese is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Wire Foxingese dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Wire Foxingese Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Wire Foxingese pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Wire Foxingese breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Wire Foxingese: 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 Foxingese have in a litter? How many puppies can the Wire Foxingese breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Wire Foxingese have? How many puppies can a Wire Foxingese give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Wire Foxingese Recognition

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

Wire Foxingese Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Trainability: Wire Foxingese dogs are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Wire Foxingeses are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Wire Foxingese breed.
  • Shedding Level: Wire Foxingese dogs are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Wire Foxingese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Wire Foxingese dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wire Foxingese dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Wire Foxingese dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Wire Foxingese requires a lot of grooming.
  • Stinkiness: The Wire Foxingese has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Wire Foxingese dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Wire Foxingese is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wire Foxingese dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Wire Foxingese is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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