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Any of various breeds of dog or cat having wiry hair.
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Noun1.wirehair - a terrier with wiry hairwirehair - 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
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Reputable Chessie and wirehair breeders are well aware of their ingrained dispositions, and go above and beyond to assure temperament is at the forefront when pairing for prospective litters.
Attendees will see pedigreed cats of many different breeds including: Abyssinians, American Bobtail, American Curl, American Shorthair, American Wirehair, Balinese, Birman, Bombay, British Shorthair, Burmese, Chartreux, Colorpoint Shorthair, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Egyptian Mau, European Burmese, Exotic, Havana Brown, Japanese Bobtail, Javanese, Korat, Laperm, Maine Coon Cat, Manx, Norweigian Forest Cat, Ocicat, Oriental, Persian, Ragdoll, Scottish Fold, Selkirk Rex, Siamese, Siberian, Singapura, Somali, Sphynx, Tonkinese, Turkish Angora, and Turkish Van.
There are Burmese, American Wirehair, Bengal, Bombay, Burmese, Japanese Bobtail, Javanese, Norwegian Forest, Russian Blue, Turkish Angora...
Pointing breeds include German Shorthair, German Wirehair, and English Pointers; and Gordon, Irish, and English Setters.
The old German shorthair female seemed as eager to go as Bill's 6-year-old wirehair Sage.
Presented in the style of a children's picturebook, Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog Named Max is a collection of insights and wisdom drawn from the life of a family's beloved wirehair terrier, Max.
Breeds are listed alphabetically beginning with Abyssinian, progressing through American Shorthair and American Wirehair, Burmese, Chartruex, Havana Brown and Tonkinese.
Unfortunately some German wirehair people are not about to be told who to breed to whom and there are still GWPs turning up that are very aggressive to dogs and people.
I dropped a few ringnecks right away over Shoberg's warrior of a wirehair, but it was standing as a flanker that would show me just how good this part of the world can be.
As this article goes to press, researchers are looking for three control dogs, a female Pomeranian age 4-8, a male Wirehair Fox Terrier age 11-15, and a male Chihuahua age 8-12.
Jake, my antique 12-year-old German wirehair pointer, hit the water like a Labrador, swam the pond, charged up the opposite bank and disappeared into a six-foot-high stand of cattails and swamp brush.
(I'm feeling much better now about how my wirehair handles runners..