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Wire Foxker Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginEngland flagEngland
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed American Cocker Spaniel and the Wire Fox Terrier mix

Wire Foxker Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Wire Foxker with a good pedigree?

$800-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Wire Foxker, 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 Foxker for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Wire Foxker gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Wire Foxker? How many Wire Foxker are there in the world?
Average: The Wire Foxker 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 Foxker Size

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

How big do Wire Foxker get?

What is the average size of a Wire Foxker?

SmallMedium
Weight
How much does the Wire Foxker weigh? How much should a Wire Foxker weight? What is the normal weight of a Wire Foxker? How much does a full-grown Wire Foxker weight?
Male: 28-34 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 26-32 pounds (12-15 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Wire Foxker?
Male: 31 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 29 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Wire Foxker? Wire Foxker 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 Foxker?
Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Wire Foxker Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Wire Foxker have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryFeathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Wire Foxker coats?
BlackTan Blue White Golden LiverRoan White & Black White & TanWhite & Black & TanWhite & Tan & Black
Grooming
How to groom the Wire Foxker and how often? How often should I take my Wire Foxker to the groomer?
Average: The Wire Foxker requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

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

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Wire Foxker, search for a 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 Foxker dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Wire Foxker? Do Wire Foxker dogs shed a lot?
Wire Foxker 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 Foxker need a bath? How often should you give a Wire Foxker a bath? Can I bathe my Wire Foxker every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. 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.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Wire Foxker Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Wire Foxker have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulAlertIntelligentFriendlyAffectionateQuickTrainableBoldFearlessKeenQuietFaithful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Wire Foxker? Is the Wire Foxker breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Wire Foxker dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Wire Foxker is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Wire Foxker dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Wire Foxker?
Wire Foxker dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Wire Foxker is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Wire Foxker sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Wire Foxker dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, 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? Is a Wire Foxker a good family dog?
High: Wire Foxker 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 Foxker need? Wire Foxker social needs:
Wire Foxker dogs 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 Foxker dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Wire Foxker bark?
Average to High: The Wire Foxker 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 different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Wire Foxker good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Wire Foxker dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Wire Foxker dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Wire Foxker dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Wire Foxker dogs 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 Foxker bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Wire Foxker? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Wire Foxker? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

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

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Wire Foxker 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 Foxker do?
Wire Foxker 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 Foxker dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Wire Foxker to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Wire Foxker roam?
Wire Foxker dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Wire Foxker have high prey drive?
Wire Foxker 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 Foxker dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Wire Foxker good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Wire Foxker in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Wire Foxker 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 Foxker 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 Foxker be left alone? How long can you leave a Wire Foxker alone?
Wire Foxker dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Wire Foxker Good With

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

Wire Foxker Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Wire Foxker dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Wire Foxker 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 Foxker breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Wire Foxker breed? Most common health risks of Wire Foxker:
CataractsHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseaseEye ProblemsEpilepsyDeafnessEar InfectionsElbow DysplasiaArthritisRenal Failure
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Wire Foxker breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Wire Foxker see the vet?
Average
The Wire Foxker 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 Foxker dogs live? How old can a Wire Foxker be? What is the age limit of the Wire Foxker? How many years can the oldest Wire Foxker live?

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

How long is the lifespan of a Wire Foxker?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Wire Foxker: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Wire Foxker breed hypoallergenic?
No
Wire Foxker 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 Foxker have? What is the activity level of the Wire Foxker?
Wire Foxker dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Wire Foxker need? How much exercise do Wire Foxker dogs require per day?

Do Wire Foxker dogs need a lot of exercises?

Wire Foxker dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Wire Foxker breed need?
Wire Foxker dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Wire Foxker need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Wire Foxker breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Wire Foxker? How much food should I feed my Wire Foxker?
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 Foxker risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Wire Foxker's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Foxker 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 Foxker 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 Foxker 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 Foxker drool?
The Wire Foxker is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Wire Foxker 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 Foxker.

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

Wire Foxker As a Working Dog

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

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Wire Foxker be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Wire Foxker 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 Foxker is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

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

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

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

Yes

Wire Foxker breed usually likes 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, as 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 Foxker 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 Foxker is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Wire Foxker Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Wire Foxker: 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 Foxker have in a litter? How many puppies can the Wire Foxker breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Wire Foxker have? How many puppies can a Wire Foxker give birth to?
6-8 puppies

Wire Foxker Recognition

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

Wire Foxker Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Wire Foxker dogs have great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Wire Foxker dogs are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Wire Foxker breed.
  • Shedding Level: Wire Foxker dogs are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Wire Foxker is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Wire Foxker dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Wire Foxker dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Wire Foxker dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Wire Foxker dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Wire Foxkers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Wire Foxker dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Wire Foxker breed usually likes 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.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Wire Foxker dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Stinkiness: The Wire Foxker has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Wire Foxker's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Mouthiness: Wire Foxker dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wire Foxker dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Wire Foxker dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Wire Foxker is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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