All of these breeds require training and guidance. If left to their own devices they become unruly and hard to handle. They are not to be trusted off-leash, as thing scurrying along the ground are of great importance to them and the “hunt is on”.
Show dogs are “hand stripped” where we actually pull the hair from the dog’s body. When started at a young age, they become used to it and tolerate it with no problems. It’s like brushing your hair where the dead hairs come out. The pet dogs are normally clippered as it’s almost impossible to find a groomer that knows how to hand strip a terrier and they charge a “good” fee for doing it. The clippered coats “do” tend to loose color and texture. So, your blacks will turn to a gray, and your dark tans to a lighter tan. So “very soft coated” dogs may loose most of their color to where you can just barely tell the color pattern.
Wire Fox Terriers