wirehaired terrier
noun Date: circa 1837 wire fox terrier

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  • wirehaired fox terrier — noun see fox terrier …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wire Fox Terrier — Infobox Dogbreed name= Wire Fox Terrier altname= Wire Hair Fox Terrier Wirehaired Terrier Fox Terrier nickname= Foxie country= England fcigroup= 3 fcisection= 1 fcinum= 169 fcistd= http://www.dogdomain.com/FCI/fcistandards/fci 169.htm akcgroup=… …   Wikipedia

  • wire-haired terrier — noun a terrier with wiry hair • Syn: ↑wirehair, ↑wirehaired terrier • Hypernyms: ↑terrier • Hyponyms: ↑Lakeland terrier, ↑Welsh terrier * * * wire haired terrie …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lakeland terrier — noun breed of wire haired terrier originally from the Lake District of England and used for hunting • Hypernyms: ↑wirehair, ↑wirehaired terrier, ↑wire haired terrier * * * Lakeland terrier [Lakeland terrier] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Welsh terrier — noun wire haired terrier resembling Airedales but smaller; developed in Wales for hunting • Hypernyms: ↑wirehair, ↑wirehaired terrier, ↑wire haired terrier • Hyponyms: ↑Sealyham terrier, ↑Sealyham …   Useful english dictionary

  • wirefox terrier — wire fox terrier n. Any of a breed of small fox terrier developed in northern England, having a rough wiry white coat with patches of black or tan. Also called wirehair, wirehaired terrier. * * * …   Universalium

  • fox terrier — either of two English breeds of small terriers having either a long, wiry coat or a short, flat coat, formerly used for driving foxes from their holes. [1815 25] * * * Well known breed of dog developed in England to drive foxes from their dens.… …   Universalium

  • Fox Terrier — The name Fox Terrier or Foxy refers primarily to two different breeds of dog, the Smooth Fox Terrier and the Wire Fox Terrier, that were independently bred in England in the mid 19th century. The two terrier breeds are very similar, with the only …   Wikipedia

  • fox terrier — n. any of a breed of terrier having a long, lean head, a white coat with dark markings, and an erect tail, formerly trained to drive foxes out of hiding: there are two varieties, the smooth, with a flat, hard, dense coat, and the wire (or… …   English World dictionary

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