They are such great dogs.
Why did Wire Fox Terriers fall out of fashion?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/21/2020|
After "I Love Lucy" they were all downhill.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/13/2020|
I have one. She's awesome. People stop us on the street to pet "Asta", "Milou", or "Snowie".
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/13/2020|
I have a Welsh Terrier. She's awesome.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/13/2020|
Because they're weird looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/13/2020|
That's a heavily groomed show dog, R4. I would never do this to mine. But it helps with winning the Westminster show...
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/13/2020|
I love Welshies too, R3. And Lakeleands.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/13/2020|
Weird you say, R4?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/13/2020|
Wire Fox Terriers prefer the company of intelligent people.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/13/2020|
I take it back.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/13/2020|
Who's the blind makeup artist who tried to draw on Lucy's eyebrows?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||10/13/2020|
I had to search for a long time until I found breeder near Albany.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/13/2020|
Like most terriers, aren’t they a bit willful?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/13/2020|
Yes they are R12. They walk you, you don't walk them.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/13/2020|
Scotties were also very popular in the same era. You rarely see them now.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/13/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 16||10/13/2020|
Do you have a pic at hand, r16?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/13/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/13/2020|
And here R17
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||10/13/2020|
BEYOND adorable R20 & 19.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||10/13/2020|
Charlie the Welshie was the White House dog of the Kennedys!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||10/13/2020|
R27 - you're not Lucy's papa are you?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/13/2020|
Clint Eastwood loved a Welshie.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/13/2020|
And here it is:
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||10/13/2020|
The fact that Trump hates dogs say everything yo need to know about him. What a contrast to previous occupants.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||10/13/2020|
[quote] my husband, whose hand got in the way while trying to break up the fight, got chomped pretty badly.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/13/2020|
R28, yes, it’s me!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/13/2020|
You pour water on dogfights.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||10/13/2020|
Looks like a happy pup, R20.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/13/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||10/13/2020|
To Pee or not to Pee. Has anybody had the daddy? He is sorta cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||10/14/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/14/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 50||10/14/2020|
I wonder if they could be put to work hunting rats in NYC. They would probably get more done than Bill de Blasio.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/14/2020|
They need to be put to work on the rats in the White House.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||10/14/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||11/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||11/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||11/21/2020|
they bite...nasty dogs...many lawsuits from their angry nature.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||11/21/2020|
If I get another Westie I'll get a gurl one, I think they're mellower.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/21/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||11/21/2020|
Nonsense R57. The bite no more than other dogs.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/21/2020|