A Unique Word For the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’s Coat

To our knowledge, the Wire Haired Fox Terrier’s breed standard is the only one in the world which mentions the word, “coconut.” It refers to the tendency of the hair on the breed’s coat to twist and appear broken – just like the “hair” on a coconut. The hairs grow together so closely and strongly that when they are parted, the dog’s skin can’t be seen. The roots of these stiff hairs is the undercoat which is shorter, finer, and softer.  A curly coat in this breed is a “no no.”

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