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Great Names for Wire Haired Fox Terrier Dogs

Updated on December 2, 2016

Wire Haired Fox Terrier- Portrait!

Basil the Wire Haired Fox Terrier
Basil the Wire Haired Fox Terrier | Source

Best Names for Male and Female Dogs

Best Names for Male and Female Dogs
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What are the best names for a Wire Hair Fox Terrier?

The Wire Haired Fox Terrier is a noble creature in deed, and a scallywag of a doggy!

This article is an unapologetic eulogy for this splendid 'Friend of man'. It is a list of great names that suit and celebrate such an incorrigibly bright, energetic, character. This smallish pet dog is a feisty guard dog with a don't-mess-with-me growl.

The Wire Haired Fox terrier has character and is a don't-beat-about-the-bush sort of friend. Or actually, take that back. Classically the Wire Hair Fox Terrier is an extremely beat-about-the-bush-sort of friend. Throw a ball and they thank you by disappearing (round the bush). It is their way of letting you know how happy they are to be your friend. The reward is their happiness. Get it? (Use your imagination, owner! Come ON!)

The Wire Haired Fox terrier has a completely independent nature - eccentric with a superb dog imagination. (In another life this breed of dog was most likely a playwright or painter or character TV actor/actress).

He or she is most suited to shortish, important, proud, artistic names such as the following (give or take an accent here and there):

Fun Names for a Wire Hair Fox Terrier

Fun Names  for a Wire Hair Fox Terrier
Fun Names for a Wire Hair Fox Terrier | Source

Characteristics of the Wire Haired Fox terrier

The Wire Fox Terrier is unsentimental, faithful to its marrow, and the marrow of any bones they can find. They dig holes where they shouldn't. They're incorrigible when they should be 'behaving properly' - afternoon tea in the garden is not their cup of tea but the rabbit in the garden shed is. They don't suffer fools lightly. Although they are a wonderful family pet and love children (and children's toys), they are not for the human who likes a subservient, cuddly sort of animal. They would be in seventh heaven on the back seat of your car with the back window open, head out in the wind, 'Metallica' beating full blast from the speakers.

He or she would hurtle over a cliff for a ball (or a baby) and survive, no matter how steep the cliff (and we know this for sure). Bravery is their middle name.

Here are a few great names for a Wire Haired Fox Terrier - based on famous heroines and one hero.

Indianna (from Indianna Jones).

Helen (Helen of Troy).

Scarlett (O'Hara).

Amilia (Earhart) First woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

Below is a list of fun names which resonate with the character traits of this great pet.

Wire Haired Fox Terriers in Fiction

Asta was in the Thin Man movie (Myrna Loy's most famous dog. Please see video above).

Snowy (Milou) was Tin Tin's companion (please see illustration below!)

Wessex was the name of author Thomas Hardy's pet.

Female Great Names





British Dog Names for a British Breed

Male Great Names






Historical Facts about the Wire Haired Fox Terrier

The breed are to said to have come about in 17th century Britain from a now extinct Welsh rough-coated Welsh Terrier. (The Welsh names Jones and Hugh and Lewis and Rhys seem appropriate and fitting. And they sound good off the tongue; snappy, patriotic, and very - well, very Welsh!)

The countryside until then had been filled with pests and vermin; the farmers needed a dog that could help get rid of them. This Fox Terrier would search the pests down, (and out of their burrows) by scratching, digging and barking relentlessly until the huntsmen or farmers arrived to shoot them.

Though their roots are connected so much to working, being useful, and the soil, their character rose them to the highest of dog positions when Queen Victoria was on the throne of Great Britain and is said to have chosen a Wire Haired Fox Terrier as her pet.

Her son Edward Vll's pet Wire Haired Fox Terrier was called 'Caesar' and is said to have accompanied his coffin to the grave. A more powerful name could not have been chosen for such a worthy dog.

Here follow a punchy list of some very powerful regal characters with names fitting for a Wire haired Fox Terrier - (ahem.)

Edward - Eddie

Victoria - Vicky

George - Georgie


Boadicea - Bo

© 2012 Penelope Hart


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      Norm 7 weeks ago

      I named my wire fox terrier Brigadoon. She lived for 13 1/2 years and has been gone for over 40 years but I still miss her.

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      DrMaedgen 16 months ago

      I have a 14 year old rescue full breed, healhty Wire fox Terrier, who lost his best buddy, LakeLand terrier Dave..They got along famously, although toward the end, Dave was a tad bipolar. So after 4 years, I found a breeder in NC and got into the process of getting at or toward the "pick of the litter". The mother WFT champion had 5 boys, no girls and Beau looked probably the most like Brandon...As Beau developed toward his 8 week shots and ability to travel, I did have a moment of "OMG, i just picked an Alpha dog and Dave was an alpha dog and I dont thing

      Bran is going to like his xmas present...I told Bran I found and bought him a little brother at Xmas Eve...He seemed excited..When we picked up Beau at the DFW airport, Bran sniffed Beau's freight crate, and Bran smelled a rat...LOL..He had been snookered!! And he pouted the whole way home...Beau, from 5 boys was so excited to have an older brother..Beau would wanna play, drag Bran backwards by his tail, watching Bran not respond in kind was quite a site.. The first nite Beau was able to climb into Bran and my platform bed, Bran instantly got up, head butted Beau sailing off the bed, and Bran glared at Beau and let it be known, Beau had gotten into the house, but not into our bed yet...Beau just had his 3rd birthday and Bran isn't fawning over him but they get along just fine...On names, I had my heart determined I would name Beau, Beau...Only later did i read the fine book by the Monks of New Skeete, and realized naming rules included "don't name your dog anything that rhymes with "NO!" Cause they will get confused as a puppy, and maybe act neurotic since they cannot discernment easily "Beau" and "NO1". We kept the name Beau but switched the command to STOP,instead of NO and that seemed to work...Beau almost got WFT names of WFT I had grown up with: Alamo, and MrSmith/Smitty, both of which I think are perfect names for WFT...Smart as a whip, determined almost to a fault, a little head strong, but minor in head strong compared to LakeLand terriers..Oh my, For LakeLands there is only one way, their way or their other way..

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      HolmeDiggs 2 years ago

      Picking up the new main man on Wednesday. Our second. Cannot wait. Great article. Thanks!

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      daisy belcher 3 years ago

      My aunties puppy is a wire fox terrier her name is Skye Pandora Skye for short!

      She is only a pup but she is about half a year she is cute and loves and I mean LOVES to play she loves squeaky toys and tennis balls!

      She is so cute and loves being stroked and cuddled!

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      Penelope Hart 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Good! What name have you thought of choosing? So curious.

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      Buckie 4 years ago

      This could not poilbssy have been more helpful!

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      So sorry it's taken me so long to reply. Happy life with your new Scottish Terrier! ( I'm having internet problems.) Anyway I love McBeal. Many thanks for sharing here, appreciated.

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I started out looking at your hub about doll names, Penelope, and found the link to great pet names. I am getting ready to adopt an adorable, black female Scottish Terrier from a vet who rescued her from a puppy mill. Several of the names here are on my list! I have a preference for unisex names, such as McCartney, Arrow, Rae, McBeal, Payton, Abu (as in Dhabi), or Rudy. I love "Asta" and "Zar Zar". Thank you, GoodLady, and your Archie is too cute for words.

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Wondering what type of dog Toffee was - nice name. Years ago I had a Bassett Hound called Duffee. Certain dogs really need to have a certain sort of name! Thanks.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Lots of great suggestions here! I like "Zar Zar" and "Toffee" (I had a dog named Coffee!). Your Archie is so adorable, by the way. I enjoyed the video :)

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      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks, Goodlady! Supo will be very happy to hear that!

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I think Supo is a name that probably will go down in history!

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      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      Her name is completely unconventional and nonsensical. We named her "Supo", in honor of our dearly departed Sheltie, "Opus". We simply reversed the letters and that's how the name "Supo" came to be. It won't go down in history as a great dog name, but it certainly is a conversation starter! :)

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      An adorable Cairn terrier (Scottish!), what name? So pleased you popped in and like the names. Thanks for comment!

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      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      OMG! Archie is the cutest! I have always so admired the breed -- ever since I watched my first "Thin Man" movie as a young girl! Your name suggestions are great. I thoroughly enjoyed this Hub!! BTW, I'm mom to a Cairn terrier.

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Hi proud owner of Poppy the wonder dog..who on earth would ever change a wonderful dog like this one? Thanks for dropping in. x

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      Alison 5 years ago

      What a lovely article and being the proud owner of Poppy (the wonder dog) a 4 year old fox terrier I recognise all the raits you describe nonetheless I wouldn't change her for another. In fact I would very much love another:-) xx

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      What a pleasurable comment, thank you. Warm regards to you Lady Enchantee.

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      Lady Enchantee 5 years ago from My Enchanted Garden

      Blessed be, GoodLady.

      Thank you for this educational, adorable hub! It was so terribly interesting & just made me smile, as I began to appreciate the Wire Haired Terrier breed even more. Your writing is so much fun to read, dear!

      Warm regards...Lady Enchantee

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Nice note! Appreciate it. Thanks.

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      Apples and Pears 5 years ago

      I just love the breed but you have to understand them....terrier is derived from the Latin 'earth'...and that is what they are covered in most of the time....and if they were a piece of Blackpool Rock they would have CHARACTER written all the way through!

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      I'm afraid thinking is as far as I will get - unless I can get a job that allows me to work from home full-time - because two dogs would be too much for my husband to cope with all day (he does work from home)! So, better write some more and make lots of money, then I can get myself a Hugh!

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Incredible that you are thinking of getting a Wire Haired Fox Terrier. They are wonderful characters. Hugh is perfect (and on the list somewhere I think isn't he?). Thanks for sharing!

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      I have quite a hankering after a Wire Haired Fox Terrier - I've heard that they do well with Airedales too, so perfect for my girl (Emmy Lou). We met one a couple of weeks ago and his name was ... Archie! I have chosen a name - Hugh - but just need to persuade my husband - it could take a while!

      Lovely hub and Archie is a delight - sharing for sure.


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