Wire Poxer

14-18 lbs
Wire Fox Terrier

The Wire Poxer is a  breed exploding with character. His funny, affectionate personality and stubborn charm will keep you laughing all day long. This charismatic pooch is a total people-pleaser, but don’t be fooled by his happy-go-lucky attitude. If there is something he wants, he is going to sniff, snort and chew his way to victory. Low maintenance and a wonderful companion, the Wire Poxer can provide comfort and enjoyment for any owner. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Pug and Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Poxer Health

Average Size
Male Wire Poxer size stats
Height: 13-15 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Female Wire Poxer size stats
Height: 11-14 inches Weight: 14-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Pug Dog Encephalitis
  • Necrotizing Meningoencephalitis
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Corneal Ulcer
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Blood
  • Liver Ultrasound
  • X-Rays
  • CT Scan
  • Allergy Tests
  • Complete Physical Examination

Wire Poxer Breed History

The Wire Poxer is a lesser-known hybrid with unknown origins, though it is reasonable to assume its presence is a more recent one due to the rising trend of new hybrids that has taken place over the past ten years. Its parents, the Wire Fox Terrier and the Pug, are two breeds with rather significant and traceable histories. The pug, whose origin stems from China’s Han Dynasty during the 200’s B.C.E., was extraordinarily popular as a status symbol, both in China and then later in England during the Victorian Era. The Pug, which was owned by royals and the wealthy alike, became so well-known that its image was portrayed on everything from postcards to figurines. Even to this day, the Pug continues to be an extremely unique, identifiable breed, and popular around the world. The Wire Fox Terrier, too, was a breed that thrived on the love of the royals. In the late 1800’s, many wealthy merchants and members of the elite class kept Wire Fox Terriers as their hunting companions. Alert and confident, this breed excelled in hunting and capturing small ground game. Over the past century and a half, this breed’s popularity has dwindled some, though he can still be found in the dog show circuits, leading the pack for best in show. The modern-day Wire Poxer is a curious blend of both of his parents with a tendency to be both stubborn and full of life. He can be sedentary or insatiably curious depending on his mood, so be prepared for just about anything. 

Wire Poxer Breed Appearance

The mid-sized Wire Poxer has a short coat of wiry hair and a very Pug-like face. Its short nose protrudes only a small distance from its head, giving it an almost squished appearance that is very traditionally thought of in relation to the Pug. While the torso size and length is very much like that of a Wire Fox Terrier, the Wire Poxer’s legs are much shorter, making the dog’s stature longer than it is tall. His ears, which take after the Pug, hang next to his face, coming to a point at the end so that they look like upsidedown triangles. With coat colors in black, white, and tan, there is not a wide berth of diversity in the appearance of the Wire Poxer. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Wire Poxer eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Wire Poxer nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Wire Poxer coat
white Wire Poxer coat
fawn Wire Poxer coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Wire Poxer straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Wire Poxer Breed Maintenance

Wire Poxers are a fairly low-maintenance breed with short, wiry fur that sheds very minimally. Due to the nature of its hair, the Wire Poxer should be brushed once a week to keep his coat healthy and shiny. Bathing and shampooing should occur once a month or when needed. Too frequent bathing can leave a Terrier’s skin dry and itchy, so daily brushing can help keep the animal’s fur looking decent between washes. Check your Wire Poxer’s ears weekly for any signs of infection, as an abundance of yeast build-up can cause irritation in your pup’s sensitive ears. If you notice your dog shaking or scratching at his head, or if the inner ear is unusually red, seek assistance from a veterinarian right away. 

Brushes for Wire Poxer
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Wire Poxer requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Wire Poxer Temperament

Like both of its parents, the Wire Poxer can be quite the stubborn little fellow. Curious and filled with a sort of exuberance for life, this little guy can vary in his attitude dependent upon his surroundings and mood. He enjoys attention and, when calm and cuddly, can remain fairly inactive for hours. However, when the mood strikes he can be a rambunctious bundle of hilarity. Due to the Wire Poxer’s rather laid-back approach to life, he easily befriends children and animals alike, so he makes a great dog for families or homes with other pets! Just don’t leave food lying around or you’ll soon come to find that this greedy little eater will gobble up all that he can get. 

Wire Poxer Activity Requirements

While the Wire Poxer can be completely content lazing across your lap, he is also known for bursts of energy during which his curiosity and sense of adventure are at their peak. Because of this, this pleasant pooch is known to do well in a variety of climates and settings, including apartments, condos, and houses with yards! Country or urban – it doesn’t matter much to your loving Wire Poxer; he’ll be satisfied just about anywhere. Wire Poxers do not do well in extreme heat or cold, so it is important that you keep a close eye on your pup during any extreme weather and keep him indoors as much as possible. 

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

Wire Poxer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1.5 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.10 - $1.20
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$30.00 - $38.00
food bag monthly cost

Wire Poxer Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Wire Poxer size stats at six months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 10.5 lbs
Female Wire Poxer size stats at six months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 10.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Wire Poxer size stats at 12 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 15.5 lbs
Female Wire Poxer size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.5 inches Weight: 14.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Wire Poxer size stats at 18 months
Height: 14.0 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs
Female Wire Poxer size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.5 inches Weight: 16.0 lbs

Wire Poxer Owner Experiences

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