With boundless energy, Fox Terriers are excellent pets for households with well-mannered children. These terriers want to please and respond well to training.
Looking for even more insight on these dogs? Let’s have some interesting facts about this wonderful breed of dog:
1 The fox terrier was an early entrant to the American Kennel Club. The AKC recognized the breed in 1885, just one year after the club's founding. The first fox terrier registered with the AKC was named Cricket.
2 For most of their history, smooth fox terriers and wire-haired fox terriers were considered two varieties of the same breed. But in 1984, 99 years after it first recognized the fox terrier, the American Kennel Club officially distinguished these types as two distinct breeds.
3 Not very many U.S. dog lovers own fox terriers. According to the AKC's registration statistics, wire-haired fox terriers rank 96th in the nation, while smooth fox terriers trail at 116th. That's down from 77th and 99th in 2003, respectively.