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About the Wire Fox Terrier Archive

The Wire Fox Terrier Archive is an international initiative to collect and preserve as many wire fox terrier pedigrees and data as possible, to allow wire fox terrier owners to discover the ancestry of their beloved pets.

The Wire Fox Terrier Archive is a user-driven database site with some supervision and editing by Wire Fox Terrier Archive administrators and Wire Fox Terrier Archive crew members.

Anyone who has an Internet connection may freely browse the site and look at the information that has been collected and that is made available. However, to add, edit or remove information you must first be registered with the Wire Fox Terrier Archive.

The principle of the Wire Fox Terrier Archive is to give registered users the possibility of collaboratively building up an informative database on wire fox terriers. This kind of database is possible only with the help of users and fox terrier enthusiasts worldwide willingly and collaboratively sharing the information they have with the Fox Terrier Archive and each other.

Due to the fact that the Wire Fox Terrier Archive is a user-driven database there is always the possibility that the database includes incorrect information. Moreover, the accessible, open nature of the database holds the potential for both vandalism and inaccuracy. However, the advantages of this kind of large database are significant and clearly outweigh the disadvantages.

It is our goal, with the help of active users and Wire Fox Terrier Archive admins and Wire Fox Terrier Archive crew members who are monitoring contributions on a regular basis, to correct errors quickly. Over time the accuracy of this site is improving as it attracts more and more contributors. We encourage all registered users to help us maintain the high standards we have set for Wire Fox Terrier Archive by correcting information where needed and passing on information and pedigrees for the benefit of all users.

We have instituted a process of change-logs which will allow us to identify and follow up any time a member has modified entries on the site. If it turns out that someone has deliberately altered correct entries or in any way purposely sabotaged entries on the database by adding incorrect information this person will be excluded from the site.

About the people

Publisher Inspired By Based On
Alexandra Terboven
email: mail@foxterrierarchive.net

Our fox terrier community at
and of course all our wonderful foxies

The Software used for The Whippet Archives
Copyright © 2006-2009 Karin Schellner.

Admin: Alexandra Terboven (alex)Crew members: Diana Bruhn (foxlove)


The Wire Fox Terrier Archive makes every effort to ensure the information published on this web site is up to date and accurate but cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions. The Wire Fox Terrier Archive can contain incorrect, inaccurate or outdated information. The information is reviewed at random by users, Wire Fox Terrier Archive administrators and Wire Fox Terrier Archive crew members, but there is no guarantee that all information is correct at all times.

False or incorrect information on the Wire Fox Terrier Archive is corrected when found, but no one is under any obligation to review all the information and correct it. The Wire Fox Terrier Archive is not legally responsible for the incorrect information and for its use for different purposes. If you use the information in the Wire Fox Terrier Archive -- for example in planning a breeding -- please counter-check the validity of the data with a reliable source, e.g. the stud books or check with your national kennel club to verify details.

The information on the Wire Fox Terrier Archive is free for its users. Using the Wire Fox Terrier Archive does not create any contract or other liability between you and the Wire Fox Terrier Archive or someone else. The Wire Fox Terrier Archive is not responsible for any injury or damage caused by incorrect information in the Wire Fox Terrier Archive.

When you add information to the Wire Fox Terrier Archive, please make sure that the information is correct, accurate and up-to-date. When submitting photos you have to obtain permission to do so from the copyright holder or from the person who has rights to use the photo. You are responsible for not violating someone else's rights.

The Wire Fox Terrier Archive reserves the right to make changes without notice. If you find anything that causes concern please email us.

As a convenience to visitors to this site, the Wire Fox Terrier Archive may provide, on this Site, links to Web sites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave this Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. The Wire Fox Terrier Archive makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not endorse, any linked Web sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that teh Wire Fox Terrier Archive, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of the Wire Fox Terrier Archive.

If any of the content provided here is not public domain, it will be removed from this website immediately, at the copyright owner's request. It is not the Wire Fox Terrier Archive's intent to infringe on copyright. This is a not-for-profit hobby site designed to preserve and share information about wire fox terriers for dog lovers worldwide.

Copyright FAQs

What is Copyright?

Copyright is the right of the creator of an original work. The word copyright (a right to copy) indicates what this right is all about. Copyright gives the creator of a work for a certain time period an exclusive right with some limitations to decide of the work. Others must respect this right. Copyright is granted to the creator automatically. When the time period expires the work is said to enter the public domain. It is available for anyone to use for any purpose.

A work needs to have some creative nature in order to have copyright protection. A creative work can be a written work or an artistic work. Copyright is given for example to a poem, an article, a book, a composition, a painting or a photograph.

The exclusive right of the creator means that the copyright holder has the right to decide of the work exclusively. He/she can decide for example of the publication, distribution and adaptation of the work. He/she can also have some moral rights for his/her work, e.g. the right to be granted for it. This exclusive right has some limitations (e.g. private use). The copyright holder has the right to sell or assign his/her right to someone else. This means that a copyright or aspects of it may be assigned or transferred from one party to another.

Who has the copyright of a photograph?

The copyright of a photograph belongs to the photographer. The time of expiring of the copyright can vary but in some cases the copyright expires only 70 years after the death of the photographer.

The photographer can sell his/her copyright or parts of it to someone else. In many cases the photographer only sells a photograph without selling the copyright. In these cases the photographer has still the copyright but he/she sells the photograph for private use or some other agreed use. The photographer can also grant a license to use the photograph. In some countries personality rights can restrict the use of photographs. This concerns e.g. photographs of individuals.

What if my photo has been used without permission?

If you find that your photo has been used without permission please email us. If a picture provided here infringes on copyright, we will remove it from the website immediately at the copyright owner's request.

Do I have the copyright of the information of my dog?

No. Copyright does not protect information itself. Information about dogs is not copyrighted, but is public information accessible via national dog registries, catalogues, databases, pedigrees or other paperwork. Therefore anyone can add a dog or edit the information about a dog including the name, titles, date of birth, breeder etc. This information is usually publicly available and it is not copyrighted nor is it private information. The owner or the breeder of a dog does not have the exclusive right to decide whether the information of his/her dog can be added to a database.
Modifications and additions of dog entries can be tracked through the change log.


The Wire Fox Terrier Archive is open to everyone and free of charge for users. In order to keep it like that we would kindly ask you to respect and observe the following rules:

1.) The Wire Fox Terrier Archive is intended for real wire fox terriers and not fictitious entries or future litters, and, above all, it is most certainly not a place for litter announcements or any kind of advertisement. So please, no ads on the Wire Fox Terrier Archive!

2.) Images uploaded to the Wire Fox Terrier Archive must not be protected by any third party copyright!
If you have images that you would like to upload to the Wire Fox Terrier Archive, you must check that permission has been given for them to be published in this way. If you are not the rights-owner and you do not know for certain that the photographer has been dead for 70 years, then you will need explicit permission to publish.
If you find an image on a website, please check with the site owner first before uploading the image. Remember that the site owner may not own the copyright to an image he/she makes available and that you may need to make other enquiries in order to use the image.

3.) The Wire Fox Terrier Archive is dedicated to the Wire Fox Terrier breed and its history, starting in the late 19th century when the first wire fox terriers were registered by kennel clubs. To keep our archive clear and reliable, please understand that the Wire Fox Terrier Archive is intended exclusively for pure-bred wire fox terriers with registration numbers.

4.) Make sure to spell names correctly. For a dog’s name the spelling found on its registration papers should be used.
If registration papers are not at hand or if you are unsure, please use the general rules of capitalization in English; in titles (this means in our case, dog names and kennel names):

a) The first word is capitalized
b) Proper nouns are capitalized
c) All "important" words - nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs. This means really all words except for "a", "an", "the", "this", "of", "and", "or", "de la", "from", "but", "to".

Please do not spell names of dogs all upper or lower case unless the dog is officially registered with a name spelled this way!

5.) Titles are not part of a dog’s name therefore please do not add the titles of a dog as prefix or suffix to its registered name!

Wrong: Ch Pencloe Dutch Gold
Correct: Pencloe Dutch Gold

If titles are added as part of a dog’s registered name, this has a number of negative side effects, e.g. this dog can then no longer be found in alphabetical listings, etc.

There is an own field for entering a dog’s titles. Whenever possible please try to use the English abbreviation of titles. BIS, SBIS, group or puppy wins should be put into the notes field.