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Fox Terrier

Fox Terrier, a breed of white hound-marked terriers, used to drive foxes from their earths, or to give notice by barking as to where Reynard is so that the diggers-out may dislodge him. They are also capital vermin-killers, and from their intelligence and good temper are highly valued as companions. The height at the shoulder should be about 14 in., and the weight from 17 lbs. to 20 lbs. The head should be flat and narrow, with clean-cut jaw, black nose, small eyes full of fire, and V-shaped ears carried close to the cheek, the neck clean and muscular, shoulders long and sloping back, chest deep, and narrow rather than broad; back, loins, and hind quarters very strong, and forelegs straight when viewed in any direction. The coat, whether smooth or wire-haired, should be close and abundant.