Wired-Hair Terrier? (pics)

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  1. kimmyjh2000

    kimmyjh2000 New Member

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    We adopted a "wired hair terrier" from a kill shelter 2 months ago. He's a darling boy but we have no idea what breed he is. All the adoption papers say is that he is a "wired-hair terrier. Whenever I try to look up information on wired-hair terriers on search engines, I get results for wired-hair fox terriers. I know he isn't a fox terrier. I have no idea if he's a mixed breed or a purebred. Are there any other types of terriers that have the wire hair besides the fox terrier?

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    http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/silenced_lamb/Chester/

    Name: Chester
    Breed: Some type of terrier...
    weight: 10lbs
    coat: double coat

    I think that he looks like a Norfolk?
     
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    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    he might have fox terrier in him. His ears look alot like theirs...and he is definatly a mutt. :D
     
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    Oh so cute. Yup he looks like a mix to me.
     
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    The "wire haired terrier" label from the shelter is actually just a descriptive term, it doesn't really have much to do with breed.

    Fox terriers for example come as smooth and wirehaired, Jack Russell Terriers (or Parson Russell Terriers, as labeled by the AKC now) come in smooth, broken and wire coats.

    After looking at the pic of your little cute, my guess is it's a JRT/PRT mix or maybe even a purebred one. I'd have to see more pics though.
     
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    Honestly looks like an unclipped Jack Russel to me :)
     
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    deffinately a jack russel mix w/ broken coat. (wire hair). may even have some brussels griffon...
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    Looks like JRT and Chihuahua to me ...
     
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    Isn't there a wire haired JRT? I'd swear I'd heard of something along those lines. Definitely has a JRT face, ears, coloring and legs. The body looks a little thin, but he may be young or have another breed mixed in. :)
     
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    that dog has border terrier in him!!

    border terrier cross jackrussel

    he'd get the coat from the border and the colour from the JRT
     
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    his face, ears & legs scream border

    many designer breeders and BYB' breed borders too JRT, when looking for harley atleast every 4th ad was a border terrier cross JRT they are extremely common,
     
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    Thank you for all of your replies.

    I never thought he was a Jack Russell but now that I've read up on on the breed it's clear that he does have some Jack in him.

    He's a hunter, (Lord help the rabbits), and a climber.

    We still need to fatten him up a bit. He was underweight when we got him and I can still feel his ribs when I give him a good bellyrub.
     

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