wire fox terrier


: any of a breed of fox terriers having a dense wiry chiefly white coat

Examples of wire fox terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since 1877 – before the American Kennel Club even existed – canines from the frequently winning wire fox terrier and prissy poodle to the bug-eyed boxer and devoted Doberman have vied for best in show. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 9 May 2023 If Fry is initially determined to paint within the legal lines, Gold and her wire fox terrier Dagobert are more willing to bribe, seduce and do whatever’s necessary. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Apr. 2023 This is the 14th time that a wire fox terrier has won Best in Show, more than any other breed. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 14 June 2021 The other dogs that made the final round were Hound category -- Bourbon, a whippet; Toy -- Bono, a Havanese; Herding -- Conrad, a Shetland sheepdog, Sporting -- Daniel, a golden retriever; Terrier -- Vinny, a wire fox terrier. Steve Almasy, CNN, 11 Feb. 2020 Last year's winner was a wire fox terrier named King, continuing a tradition that dates to the competition's early years: Terriers have now claimed the top spot 47 times, the most of any breed. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2020 Bono the Havanese, Wilma the boxer, Conrad the Shetland sheepdog, and Vinny the wire fox terrier also made the final grouping. CBS News, 12 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wire fox terrier was in 1929

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“Wire fox terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20fox%20terrier. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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