The Wire Fox Terrier appeared on the scene in England, during the 1800s. Alert and fearless, they are considered to be the offspring of the now extinct Rough-Coated Black-and-Tan Terrier of Wales, Derbyshire and Durham.
They were primarily bred to help with fox hunts (hence the name). During the hunt, these bold trackers would follow the scent of the fox, showing hunters the way. If necessary, they would also drive the foxes out from their dens.
The breed enjoyed much popularity during the 1930s, after being featured in the popular ‘The Adventures of Tintin' comic strip. Tintin’s dog, Snowy, went on many adventures with his master. Today, the Wire Fox Terrier continues to make a great sidekick and companion.