Fox terrier


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Fox terrier

a small active dog with narrow head, ears that fold over, and a tail docked to three-quarters its original length. The short hair may be smooth or wiry, the two varieties usually being regarded as separate breeds (smooth fox terrier and wire fox terrier). In addition, in the United States, the United Kennel Club recognizes the Toy Fox Terrier (called also AmerToy). The breed(s) is predisposed to atopic dermatitis, glaucoma, lens luxation and an hereditary ataxia.
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Smooth fox terrier.
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Portrait of a seated fox terrier, an oil on canvas by John Emms.
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