The Wire Foxton is a designer hybrid mix. He is a combination of a Boston Terrier and a Wire Fox Terrier. This little dog is sweet, comical, and loving. Unlike many small dogs, he loves children and other pets. He bonds very closely with his family and is always willing to please. When fully grown, he stands 15 to 17 inches at the shoulders and weighs 10 to 25 pounds. He is a sturdy dog that is extremely muscular. His beefy build and comical nature make him a great companion for everyone in the family. There is nothing fragile about him. He is built for playing and having a good time with his humans.
The Wire Foxton is a wonderful combination of the Boston Terrier and the Wire Fox Terrier. He combines the best of both breeds. The Boston Terrier is an American canine that is often referred to as an ‘American Gentleman’. In 1870, a man named Robert Hooper purchased a dog named Judge in Boston, Massachusetts. He bred the dog with French Bulldogs to create the Boston Terrier. In 1893, the breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and entered into the Non-Sporting Group. The Wire Fox Terrier was once considered the same breed as the Smooth Fox Terrier but, nowadays, they are considered two distinct breeds. The Wire Fox Terrier was first bred in England to hunt foxes. The fearless small pooch would drive the foxes down into their dens. The hunter would reach down and grab the dog’s stout tail and use it as a handle to pull him up out of a den or onto a horse. The Wire Fox Terrier has the unique distinction of winning more Best of Show titles at the Westminster Dog Show then any other breed. The American Kennel Club officially recognized the breed in 1885. It was then entered into the Terrier Group. In the breed’s native homeland of England its numbers have declined significantly, but in the United States the breed remains strong.
The Wire Foxton is an active scamp who loves a daily walk. You should also have ample dog toys available to him because he enjoys playing and it is not uncommon for him to find a favorite toy to carry around. This little dog benefits from sharing his life with an active family because he genuinely likes to play with children. He can visit the dog park and will usually get along with other dogs. Some males can be dog aggressive, but this character flaw is usually rectified once the male dog is neutered. He can live in either a house or an apartment as long as fresh air is part of his daily routine.