Famous Wire Fox Terriers: heroes of books and films, pets of celebrities
Wire Fox Terriers in books and movies
The wire-haired fox-terrier of Montmorency is one of the main characters of the Soviet film based on the work of Jerome K. Jerome “Three in a boat, not counting a dog”.
Shot from the movie “Three in a boat, not counting a dog”
A representative of the breed appears in J. Harriot’s book, Dog Stories.
Fox Terrier Mickey belonged to the poet Sasha Cherny. On behalf of the pet, the writer wrote a humorous work, "The Diary of Fox Mickey." The poems “Fox” and “Puppy” are dedicated to him.
Wire-haired fox-terriers Iris and Dashenka “participate” in Karel Chapek’s story “Dashenka”.
The fox-terrier Chapa is a character in the book by Y. Grabovsky “A Fly with Whims”.
In the film “Michael” (USA, 1996), the Sparky wire-haired fox-terrier “participated”. He was the favorite dog of one of the secondary characters, died and was revived by the angel Michael, the main character.
The Wire Fox Terrier Bunny belonged to the main negative character in the movie The Hudson Hawk.
A representative of the breed named Hector played a key role in the novel by A. Christie, “The Dog Who Does Not Bark,” and in the film of the same name.
Famous owners of wire-haired fox terriers
Due to the fox terrier, the Allied landing in Normandy during the Second World War nearly fell through.
The fact is that the fox-terrier Babs belonged to Lily Sergeeva, who offered her services to Abwehr and "rubbed herself into trust." She was transported to Spain, where Sergeyeva, in accordance with Abwehr's plan, appeared at the British consulate for a visa. And once in England, she became a double agent and received an extremely important task - to misinform the representatives of Germany about the place of landing of the Allies.
And then we go to Babs. The fact is that the British promised that Babs would be delivered after Lily and deceived: the obligatory 6-month quarantine could not be canceled by any agreements. Lily plagued employers with scandals, and then even found out that Babs was dead. Lily was overwhelmed by this news and even thought about not telling the Germans that she was working “under control”. She didn’t do this, but in a rush shared this thought with the authorities and was replaced by another radio operator.
Wire-haired fox-terrier Lushu was chosen as a pet by actress Alexandra Zakharova.
Alexandra Zakharova with her dogs