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Great Names for Wire Haired Fox Terrier Dogs
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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
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).
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
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