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.
12 to 14 years.
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.