wire-haired terrier


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wire-haired terrier

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wirehair

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(Breeds) a breed of terrier having a rough wiry coat
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Noun1.wire-haired terrier - a terrier with wiry hairwire-haired terrier - a terrier with wiry hair    
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
Lakeland terrier - breed of wire-haired terrier originally from the Lake District of England and used for hunting
Welsh terrier - wire-haired terrier resembling Airedales but smaller; developed in Wales for hunting
References in classic literature ?
It was my own Snap--the little dark, wire-haired terrier! When I spoke his name, he leapt up in my face and yelled for joy.
Gary Deegan, who nwas nicknamed Pitbull during his time at Sky Blues but seems to have evolved into a wire-haired terrier.
Six-month-old Cosmo, a wire-haired terrier belonging to Dewsbury Tory MP Simon Reevell, is up for election as Westminster Dog of the Year 2014.
In 1991, a 42-year-old man named Robert Padden died (http://www.nytimes.com/1991/01/06/nyregion/man-42-dies-trying-to-save-dog-in-icy-central-park-lake.html) after he ran out onto a Central Park lake to try and save a drowning wire-haired terrier. About 20 joggers and pedestrians tried to form a chain to reach Padden and the dog, but couldn't break through a 20-foot wide ring of ice surrounding them.
The next afternoon he came home with a squirming, yelping wire-haired terrier pinned under his arm.
The views really are a revelation, though, especially the one of my dog attempting to mount a wire-haired terrier near the seven-furlong pole.
The wire-haired terrier was set upon by the dogs as the pair returned from their daily walk along a cycle route in Nelson.
THE owner of a tiny wire-haired terrier abandoned in a North Wales animal centre car park was last night urged to contact the RSPCA.
There was no mistletoe in sight Sunday, and Zoe was a 4-month-old Welsh Corgi and wire-haired terrier mix.
IN A Punch & Judy show, what is the name of Mr Punch's dog, traditionally a wire-haired terrier?
As Frankie throws open the front door, the couple's three dogs - a boxer called Georgie, Doberman Prada and wire-haired terrier Geraldine - bound into the kitchen ahead of him.