Brazilian Terrier Information

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(Fox Paulistinha, Terrier Brasileiro) The Brazilian Terrier has a compact, narrow, well-proportioned body that features a flat, triangular skull. The breed’s chest is narrow and the tail may be docked or kept natural. Brazilian Terriers have a coat that is always tri-color. The coat color is white and tan and features a series of markings in black, blue, or brown.

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Character

The Brazilian Terrier’s temperament is comparatively similar to that of a large Jack Russell Terrier. Brazilian Terriers are intelligent, full of energy, and alert. They are also very kind and loving. Brazilian Terriers are friendly and good with children, but they do not like to be teased. Because of their feisty and vibrant nature, they love to play and crave attention. They are strong-willed, determined, and they require a firm and patient trainer. They bark regularly and make good watchdogs. Because of their natural tracking and rodent hunting instincts, Brazilian Terriers shouldn’t be left alone with small animals.

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Size

14 – 16 inches
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Weight

15 – 20 pounds
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General Health

The Brazilian Terrier typically lives for 12 to 14 years.

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History

The Brazilian Terrier is one of only two native breeds to Brazil. The other breed native to Brazil is the Fila Brasileiro. It is believed that the ancestors of the Brazilian Terrier were the Jack Russell Terriers that were brought to Brazil from Europe in the 19th century. The Brazilian Terrier was developed by crossing the Jack Russels with the Miniature Pinscher and perhaps large Chihuahuas. While the Brazilian Terrier is exceptionally popular in Brazil, the breed is relatively unknown outside of the country. The Brazilian Terrier has existed for a century, but they have only been registered since 1973.

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Maintenance

The Brazilian Terrier has a short-haired coat that is easy to groom and maintain. Regular brushing and occasional bathing are sufficient methods of upkeep.

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Ideal Environment

The Brazilian Terrier needs lots of physical exercise and outdoor time to stay happy and healthy. If improperly exercised, the breed is likely to become destructive and restless. Brazilian Terriers are not suited for a small household or apartment, and they require a minimum of an average-sized yard. They are relatively active indoors.

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Can this dog be an outside dog? we live in ohio and well this dog just showed up one day and wont leave he is cute but I have 2 cats in side. and my house is not that big!

I had a Brazilian Terrier since I am a kid (it actually passed away just a month ago). I really recommend to keep it outside (bring it in during the night eventually) because they are very active, and hyper, and they love to be chasing things on the yard, and playing around. This is the best dog I ever had, much better than poodles, and chihuahuas. Oh, and do not ever think about getting sharpei or chows (I had them and they have very bad personalities).

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