Solid, handsome, elegant, energetic, and dynamic. Superlative watchdog but not protective. May dig and bark.
Exterminating rats and mice.
Adventuresome, playful, mischievous, friendly, fearless, bold, independent.
35.5 to 43cm; 9 to 11.5kg. Show dogs tend to be smaller than pets. Colour is basically white, with black and brown markings.
Wiry, as the name indicates. High maintenance. Some professional care and hand-stripping for show dogs advised. Pets can be clipped. Light shedding.
Adaptable to any living environment.
Good with older children. Wary of strangers. Not good with small pets; okay with opposite-sex dogs.
Average; this dog requires firm handling.
Therapy dog, earthdog trials, obedience.