Wire Foxton

10-20 lbs
Boston Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier

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. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Boston Terrier, Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Foxton Health

Average Size
Male Wire Foxton size stats
Height: 15-17 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Female Wire Foxton size stats
Height: 15-17 inches Weight: 10-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Wobbler's Syndrome
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Corneal Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Arthritis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Eye examination
  • Blood Analysis
  • Wellness Check
  • Clinical Exam

Wire Foxton Breed History

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.

Wire Foxton Breed Appearance

The Wire Foxton is a short, stout dog. His legs tend to be short but his body is very muscular and a bit long. He has a pointy upright tail. Many breeders dock their tails. Like the Boston Terrier, he is usually black and brown but the dog does occur in shades of black, brown, and black brindle. His ears are upright and he has a longer muzzle then the Boston Terrier. His overall profile is more reminiscent of the Fox Terrier. He also lacks the bug-eyes that are characteristic of the Boston Terrier.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Wire Foxton eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Wire Foxton nose
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Wire Foxton straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Wire Foxton Breed Maintenance

The coat of the Wire Foxton is virtually carefree. It is short and only requires an occasional brushing with a slicker brush to remove loose hair. He rarely has any form of doggy odor and typically only requires a once a month bath. Many owners brush their dog’s teeth to keep their breath smelling fresh and remove plaque before it has the chance to cause gum disease later in life. The dog’s active lifestyle usually wears his toenails down but if they get long he may require nail trimming. His upright ears tend to stay clean but if there is any noticeable dirt or debris he may benefit from having it wiped out with a washcloth.
Brushes for Wire Foxton
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Wire Foxton requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Wire Foxton Temperament

The Wire Foxton is a social dog who tends to love everyone. He usually gets along well with other pets, but males can sometimes be a bit dog aggressive. He is highly intelligent and quick to learn. Unlike many small breeds, he is not overly barky. His small size makes him a great pet choice for an apartment or small home. He loves to snuggle but he also has a bit of an independent nature. The little guy enjoys playing and his usually very happy.

Wire Foxton Activity Requirements

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.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Wire Foxton Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $2.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Wire Foxton Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Wire Foxton size stats at six months
Height: 7.5 inches Weight: 7.5 lbs
Female Wire Foxton size stats at six months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 5.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Wire Foxton size stats at 12 months
Height: 16.0 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs
Female Wire Foxton size stats at 12 months
Height: 16.0 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Wire Foxton size stats at 18 months
Height: 16.0 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs
Female Wire Foxton size stats at 18 months
Height: 16.0 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs

Wire Foxton Owner Experiences

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