wire fox terrier

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Definition of wire fox terrier

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Westminster Dog Show's 'Best in Show Award' goes to Siba, a standard poodle," 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, "Westminster Dog Show 2020: What to know about 144th annual canine competition," 10 Feb. 2020 Bono the Havanese, Wilma the boxer, Conrad the Shetland sheepdog, and Vinny the wire fox terrier also made the final grouping. Ben Walker, Anchorage Daily News, "Poodle perfection: Siba wins best in show at Westminster," 12 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, "Siba the standard poodle wins "Best in Show" at Westminster Dog Show," 12 Feb. 2020

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Wire fox terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20fox%20terrier. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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