This little dog is “wiry” in both coat and character. Possessing the bon vivant typical of the terrier group, the Wirehaired Fox Terrier makes a lively and engaging companion. Or, if you rather, a determined vermin eradicator! They were developed in the 17th century in the British Isles for just such a reason. Though not used so much these days for their original purpose of chasing rodents and foxes, they are more than happy to spend their days enthusiastically excavating. This can be troublesome if said excavating happens to be in an adored flowerbed. Like other active breeds, these terriers require human supplied diversions such as frequent walks and games of chase as well as more organized activities like fly-ball and agility.