Welcome to the American Fox Terrier Club!
Club Purpose: To promote the breeds of pure fox terriers; to define precisely the
true type and to urge the adoption of such type by breeders, judges, dog show committees
and others as the only recognized standards by which fox terriers should be judged,
and to do all possible to protect and advance the interest of the breeds.
Fox Terriers - Missed 1904
Arthur WardleFounded in 1885, was the first specialty club to become
a member of the American Kennel Club in 1888.
There are two Fox Terrier breeds, Smooth Fox Terriers and Wire Fox Terriers.
Fox Terriers are outgoing, alert, active dogs, originally bred to be independent
hunters. Although Fox Terriers have minds of their own, they are very affectionate
and companionable. With their intelligence and determination, Fox Terriers careers
today include obedience and agility winners, search and rescue, drug detection and
circus performer as well as service dogs for the disabled. They love the spotlight
and have appeared in many films, TV shows and commercials. Fox Terriers are a high
energy breed, very lively, cheerful and funny. But after running and playing, they
will sleep all night on your bed or cuddle next to you on the couch watching TV.
Fox Terriers from reputable breeders are extremely healthy and hardy.