Wire Fox Terrier Grooming
The Wire Fox Terrier has a dense and wiry coat, which is predominately white in colour and streaked with brindle, red, or blue. The topcoat is twisted, broken, resembling the matting on a coconut; the undercoat is soft, fine and short.
Do Wire Fox Terriers Shed?
Technically no, however, all dogs shed at least a little hair. The Wire Fox Terrier can be classified as a dog that is a very light shedder.
They don’t shed seasonally like a true shedding breed (think German Shepherd or Labrador Retriever, for example), however when they are shown, their coats are hand stripped. The coat will loosen up when it is ready for stripping. This means removing some of their undercoat.
If their coat isn’t clipped and they are left to have a full coat (which can grow up to 4 inches in length) you will find some hair around the house, but typically only a fraction of what you would find from a true shedding breed.
Using the FURminator for Wire Fox Terrier Grooming
A stripped coat is more “wire-y” and the colours are more vivid, whereas, a clipped coat is softer and the colours are more muted. The FURminator helps to remove the undercoat, which means you will still see the same vivid colours in your dog’s coat as if your pet’s fur was hand stripped – although it will be a lot less expensive!