Wire Foodle

20-35 lbs
United States
Wire Fox Terrier
Wire-Poo, Wirepoo, Wiredoodle
To get a Wire Foodle, you have to mix a Wire Fox Terrier with a Poodle. The Poodle may be a Standard, Miniature, or Toy, which will determine the size of the dog. This breed is great for older people and those with children and other pets but they need to be socialized when they are young. They also need to be trained well and consistently so they know who is boss. With their thick, curly and wiry coat, your Wire Foodle will need regular grooming and she will also need daily exercise to prevent health and behavioral problems. They are a generally healthy breed that can live to their mid-teens. However, there are some congenital illnesses to watch for.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Poodle (Standard, Miniature, or Toy) and Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Foodle Health

Average Size
Male Wire Foodle size stats
Height: 11-15 inches Weight: 25-40 lbs
Female Wire Foodle size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 20-35 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Shoulder And Elbow Luxation
  • Heart Problems such as Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy (Ataxia)
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Skin Diseases and Disorders
  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Wobbler Syndrome
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Cushing’s Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Hearing Tests
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Eye and Ear Examination
  • DNA

Wire Foodle Breed History

The Wire Foodle is a newer hybrid dog that has not had the chance to build up a history yet so you should look to the parent breeds’ backgrounds for that. The Poodle is one of the most ancient breeds and one of the most well-known as well. Recognized for their curly coat, the Poodle may have originated in Germany but it was perfected in France, according to the experts. There are three sizes of Poodle, which include the Toy, Miniature, and Standard. They were developed by breeding smaller Poodles together rather than mixing them with other small breeds to keep their bloodlines pure. To develop the Poodle, breeders mixed different types of Water Dogs from Europe such as the French, Portuguese, Spanish, Hungarian, German, and Russian. Some say they are also part African Barbet and others believe they are descendants of the Asian Herding Dogs. Record of the breed’s existence dates all the way back to the art found in Egyptian tombs around 100 B.C. and Roman artifacts found around that same time. Although the Toy Poodle was bred to be a lap dog, the Miniature and Standard Poodles were used mostly for hunting truffles and ducks. Their talents for doing tricks were discovered by the gypsies, who started using them for entertaining in the circus. They are still very popular today, ranking seven out of over 100 breeds in America and were registered by the American Kennel Club in 1887. The Wire Fox Terrier was bred in England for hunting vermin like rats, mice, and of course foxes, as their name suggests. They were developed by mating different types of Terriers from Durham, Derbyshire, Wales, Shropshire, and Cheshire to get a small but courageous breed that could fit into foxholes to get their prey. King Edward the seventh had a Wire Fox Terrier by the name of Caesar who was so loyal to him that he even walked next to the casket when he died in the early 1900s. This intelligent and beautiful dog has won Best in Show 13 times at the Westminster Dog Show and is one of the most popular breeds in the show. However, they are not as popular with owners and are only the 101st most common breed in the America where they were accepted by the AKC in 1885.

Wire Foodle Breed Appearance

The Wire Foodle is a small to medium sized dog with a thick, wiry, medium length coat that can be gray, golden, blue, apricot, silver, white, brown, peach, yellow, black, red, sable, pied, merle, speckled, or spotted. They can be anywhere from 20 to 40 pounds and stand about 10 to 15 inches tall depending on the size of the Poodle parent. The Wire Foodle usually has a long, tapered muzzle with a black nose and lips with teeth that have a scissors bite. Their head is rectangular with furry, pendulous ears and dark brown almond-shaped eyes that typically have an intelligent expression.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Wire Foodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Wire Foodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Wire Foodle coat
gray Wire Foodle coat
brown Wire Foodle coat
red Wire Foodle coat
cream Wire Foodle coat
fawn Wire Foodle coat
blue Wire Foodle coat
silver Wire Foodle coat
white Wire Foodle coat
pied Wire Foodle coat
sable Wire Foodle coat
brindle Wire Foodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Wire Foodle wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Wire Foodle Breed Maintenance

Your Wire Foodle has thick and wiry fur that needs to be groomed properly and regularly. Their wiry coat has to be stripped every few months with a stripping tool or you can do it by hand by pulling out the dead hairs. Many owners choose to have their Wire Foodles professionally groomed and stripped a few times a year. They need to be bathed about once a month unless they get really dirty at which time you should also trim her toenails and clean her ears. If bathed too often, your Wire Foodle can lose important oils from her skin that help to keep her coat and skin healthy. Avoid costly dental expense by cleaning your Wire Foodle's teeth several times a week.
Brushes for Wire Foodle
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Wire Foodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Wire Foodle Temperament

Your Wire Foodle is an affectionate and friendly dog but can be territorial and suspicious of strangers. They need to be socialized when they are puppies and should be continually socialized throughout their life to keep them friendly with other animals. In addition, the Wire Foodle has to be introduced to guests so they will not be scared or aggressive toward them. They are fast learners and love to please you and because of this, training them is usually pretty easy if you are patient and consistent. These dogs are barkers and have an abundance of energy so they need you to spend plenty of time with them every day.

Wire Foodle Activity Requirements

Both the Poodle and the Wire Fox Terrier are highly active dogs that need a lot of exercise. Your Wire Foodle will need at least an hour of activity every day. Many people who own these breeds take their dogs for a walk in the morning and evening (typically before and after work) and also enjoy some sort of activity with their dog in between such as flyball, frisbee, obedience and agility activities, fetch, hiking, or swimming. These dogs may also enjoy earth dog training, which is a type of underground hunting that small Terriers are so good at.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes
activity minutes

Wire Foodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.60
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$24.00 - $48.00
food bag monthly cost

Wire Foodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Wire Foodle size stats at six months
Height: 11.5 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs
Female Wire Foodle size stats at six months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 12.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Wire Foodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 22.5 lbs
Female Wire Foodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Wire Foodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 32.5 lbs
Female Wire Foodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.5 inches Weight: 27.5 lbs

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