Wire-Haired Dog Breeds

Wire-Haired Dog Breeds

Are you looking for a dog breed with a cute, shaggy appearance and a warm heart, a wire-haired dog may be for you!  These types of dogs possess strong coats which feel very bristly.  This unusual texture is designed to protect them against certain elements which may cause harm.  At this point, you are probably wondering what kind of wire-haired dog breeds are out there.  This is why we have created a list of some of our favorites!

– Schnauzer — There are three varieties of this breed: mini, standard, and giant!  This cute wire-haired dog was originally bred to work on a farm to focus on ratting and guarding.

Scottish Terrier — This is an amazing watch dog which possesses a very powerful bark.  The Scottish Terrier was bred to hunt badgers and foxes.  This breed has two coats so be ready to bring your A game when it comes to grooming needs!

Wire Fox Terrier — This is a very brave and smart dog breed!  The Wire Fox Terrier was originally bred to flush foxes out.  They are less prone to injury while out and about hunting as they have a very thick coat.

Otterhound — Originating in England, the Otterhound is large and rough coated.  This is actually a very rare breed as they have a thick and rough outer, and woolly double coat.

Jack Russell — This type of breed requires very little maintenance and come in two different coat types: smooth and wiry.  The Jack Russell is a popular breed for those people living in the country.

There are so many other wire-haired dogs out there!  These are just a few of our favorites.  We will definitely explore more dog breeds down the road!