Founded 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.