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Why did Wire Fox Terriers fall out of fashion?

They are such great dogs.

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by Anonymousreply 6111/21/2020

After "I Love Lucy" they were all downhill.

by Anonymousreply 110/13/2020

I have one. She's awesome. People stop us on the street to pet "Asta", "Milou", or "Snowie".

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by Anonymousreply 210/13/2020

I have a Welsh Terrier. She's awesome.

by Anonymousreply 310/13/2020

Because they're weird looking.

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by Anonymousreply 410/13/2020

That's a heavily groomed show dog, R4. I would never do this to mine. But it helps with winning the Westminster show...

by Anonymousreply 510/13/2020

I love Welshies too, R3. And Lakeleands.

by Anonymousreply 610/13/2020

Weird you say, R4?

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by Anonymousreply 710/13/2020

Wire Fox Terriers prefer the company of intelligent people.

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by Anonymousreply 810/13/2020

I take it back.

by Anonymousreply 910/13/2020

Who's the blind makeup artist who tried to draw on Lucy's eyebrows?

by Anonymousreply 1010/13/2020

My grandparents had them. The last one was inexplicably named “Mike”. Whenever I see someone with one, I get so excited because they’re so rare! I looked up the breeders and the nearest one to me is six hundred miles away, in Ohio. They are great dogs.

by Anonymousreply 1110/13/2020

I had to search for a long time until I found breeder near Albany.

by Anonymousreply 1210/13/2020

Like most terriers, aren’t they a bit willful?

by Anonymousreply 1310/13/2020

Yes they are R12. They walk you, you don't walk them.

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by Anonymousreply 1410/13/2020

Scotties were also very popular in the same era. You rarely see them now.

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by Anonymousreply 1510/13/2020

[quote] I have a Welsh Terrier. She's awesome.

I have a welshie too! Aren't they best? Mine loves all people and dogs (even when they don't like him).

by Anonymousreply 1610/13/2020

Do you have a pic at hand, r16?

by Anonymousreply 1710/13/2020
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by Anonymousreply 1810/13/2020

R17, definitely

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by Anonymousreply 1910/13/2020

And here R17

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by Anonymousreply 2010/13/2020

I had a Westie (West Highland terrier) for 18 years, loved him dearly but never again for terriers!

re: Scotties upthread, they can be quite snappy!

by Anonymousreply 2110/13/2020

There may be other breeds that do it too but I've only seen welsh terriers sit upright in chairs/sofas like humans do. Adorable!--they really think they are humans. You don't own them--THEY own you. And I'm cool with it.

by Anonymousreply 2210/13/2020

BEYOND adorable R20 & 19.

by Anonymousreply 2310/13/2020

R23, thank you, I appreciate the compliment! He's the first dog I have ever owned and I'm obsessed. I was warned not to get a terrier as my first dog but aside from having that terrier stubborness/ADHD, I don't think he's particuarly crazy.

by Anonymousreply 2410/13/2020

Gurls, let’s stay on topic. Nobody else has a Wire Fox Terrier? I would post a picture of mine but she is very private, like the Greta Garbo of dogs.

by Anonymousreply 2510/13/2020

Charlie the Welshie was the White House dog of the Kennedys!

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by Anonymousreply 2610/13/2020

R21, I have a 3 year old Westie.....your pooch sounds like he/she wore you out. Terriers are absolutely more work for sure.

by Anonymousreply 2710/13/2020

R27 - you're not Lucy's papa are you?

by Anonymousreply 2810/13/2020

Clint Eastwood loved a Welshie.

by Anonymousreply 2910/13/2020

And here it is:

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by Anonymousreply 3010/13/2020

Wow, compare the first family at R26 with the one we have now. Makes me ill. The Trumps apparently have no pets, which is a good thing for pets.

Also meant to say, all breeds have their day--terriers in the 30s, collies in the 40s, cockers in the 50s, etc.

by Anonymousreply 3110/13/2020

The fact that Trump hates dogs say everything yo need to know about him. What a contrast to previous occupants.

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by Anonymousreply 3210/13/2020

The Trumps are first family to have no pet since...uh, I don't know when. At least they knew that it wouldn't burnish their image because we all knew it would ring false, soulless cunts that they are.

by Anonymousreply 3310/13/2020

Ugh and back to the Trumps we go. Poor wire hair terriers. Maybe after Covid and Trump the 2020’s will explode into debauchery like the 1920’s and Asta will make a comeback.

by Anonymousreply 3410/13/2020

I love "The Thin Man", R34. They are bitching and boozing throughout the movie. I would not call it debauchery. And its the 1930s.

by Anonymousreply 3510/13/2020

My sister (to whom I am currently not speaking "for reasons well known to her" ) has a wire fox terrier she obtained from a rescue group. He is very sweet with people but a crazed killer of other animals, both wild and domestic. He has, in the past, attacked two of my Scottie dogs and each time mayhem ensued. Scotties don't take that sort of thing sitting down and my husband, whose hand got in the way while trying to break up the fight, got chomped pretty badly. Naturally, we didn't blame our Scottie, as he was merely trying to defend himself. Anyway, even though fox terriers are charming, of the two breeds, Scotties are the more iconic and, may I say, soulful!

by Anonymousreply 3610/13/2020

[quote] my husband, whose hand got in the way while trying to break up the fight, got chomped pretty badly.


by Anonymousreply 3710/13/2020

R28, yes, it’s me!!!

by Anonymousreply 3810/13/2020

You pour water on dogfights.

by Anonymousreply 3910/13/2020

Like everything else, the wires were being imported from China. The wires had a high tariff imposed by Trump.

YES...before you get your panties in a was....I AM JOKING. They are great dogs.

by Anonymousreply 4010/13/2020

Looks like a happy pup, R20.

by Anonymousreply 4110/13/2020

R41, to quote my landlord/friend "he's the happiest dog I"ve ever met". I got so lucky with this dog. I feel even more grateful after passing by many chihuahas--nastiest breed ever.

by Anonymousreply 4210/13/2020

To Pee or not to Pee. Has anybody had the daddy? He is sorta cute.

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by Anonymousreply 4310/14/2020

I think the lack of terrier breed diversity is because the breeders are all trying to shrink the Yorkshire terrier and are also able to charge more because of the name. Plus other smaller breeds like the Boston Terrier is having its day right now. Sad because the dogs suffer unnecessarily, breed traits mutate with the over breeding, changing the reputed behavior of the breeds.

by Anonymousreply 4410/14/2020

The Sealyham Terrier was very fashionable in the 20s and 30s - as good as disappeared now. I remember when they were still around in the early 70s.

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by Anonymousreply 4610/14/2020

Pekingese were very popular when I was a kid (60s) - people were always saying don't touch him he's snappy. I think they were overbred. Don't see them anymore. They were replaced by the Shitzu.

by Anonymousreply 4710/14/2020

I think Wire Fox Terriers have fallen out of favor because of their nature. Their instinct is to hunt, so unless you give them plenty of exercise and lots of yard space to play, they get easily bored and destructive and can terrorize other pets in the house. Most people today don't the time or inclination to devote to such a needy dog or the yard space for him to roam.

by Anonymousreply 4810/14/2020

I love Terriers because they are so beautiful, but r48 is correct they are incredibly difficult dogs to own because they are working dogs bred to dig out foxes and rodents and worry them to death. One of my best friends has one of the most beautiful dogs I've ever seen, a lovely Lakeland Terrier (which is related to a wirehaired fox terrier), and he said although he loves the dog, it has been so much work for him and has been so destructive to his yard and his house he will never get another one.

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by Anonymousreply 4910/14/2020

[quote] The fact that Trump hates dogs say everything yo need to know about him. What a contrast to previous occupants.

Trump has been the first pet hater ever to occupy the Oval Office.

by Anonymousreply 5010/14/2020

I wonder if they could be put to work hunting rats in NYC. They would probably get more done than Bill de Blasio.

by Anonymousreply 5110/14/2020

They need to be put to work on the rats in the White House.

by Anonymousreply 5210/14/2020

You just have to exercise them a lot R49. We live with one in an apartment in New York and she is great. We walk her 1-2 h every day. They are great hiking and beach dogs. She does hate the other dog on the floor.

by Anonymousreply 5310/14/2020

R19 & R20 - he looks like a different dog. I guess when he has his hair cut he loses all of his curls. He looks cute in both pics. Happy-go-lucky, as you said.

by Anonymousreply 5411/21/2020

The Scotties I knew were very nippy and yappy. (Nippy and Yappy should have been their names!) Beautiful looking, though.

Wirehaired Fox Terriers were very skittish.

by Anonymousreply 5511/21/2020

The Scottie I knew was not. Quiet and very gentle.

I once phoned the breeder in England about getting another one - such a character "I've been breeding them since 1928!" She would have nipped right back at you, R55.

by Anonymousreply 5611/21/2020

they bite...nasty dogs...many lawsuits from their angry nature.

by Anonymousreply 5711/21/2020

That is a GORGEOUS dog R4. Wtf are you talking about? I really want an Irish, they are so stunning, or a Westie, but I’m mostly worried they are too aggressive with cats and things that move quickly, and they are super high energy and must be constantly exercised.

by Anonymousreply 5811/21/2020

If I get another Westie I'll get a gurl one, I think they're mellower.

by Anonymousreply 5911/21/2020

Terriers have such intense personalities. The ones I’ve been around can be snappy, ocd, demanding, difficult with other pets and had anxiety disorders. They are also very intelligent.

by Anonymousreply 6011/21/2020

Nonsense R57. The bite no more than other dogs.

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