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The Brazilian Terrier, a dog devoted to its owners

Originating from Brazil as its title suggests, the Brazilian Terrier was originally used to indicate the location of game or to dislodge it from its burrow. The breed has also become a pet devoted to its masters and endowed with a friendly character.

Characteristics of the Brazilian Terrier

Revealing a slender and solid construction, the Brazilian Terrier has a medium size to make between 33 and 38 cm if it is a female and between 35 and 40 cm if it is a male. It reveals a body inscribable in a square with an appearance to the rounded lines which differentiates it from the Fox Terrier recognizable by its square lines. The Brazilian Terrier is not heavy and has a balanced build, marked by a well-developed withers, a muscular and short back, a straight and firm topline, a chest that is not very broad and pronounced as well as a well-developed and slightly sloping croup. It has a rounded head, a marked frontal furrow and a pronounced stop. The dark-colored nose is more or less developed and the muzzle is strong. The eyes are wide apart and have dense eyebrows. They are also dark, lively and open, revealing a lively expression. The ears for their part are well spaced and set at eye level. The Brazilian Terrier has a smooth, short and fine coat. The coat can be black and white, blue or brown.

History of the Brazilian Terrier breed

In truth, the Brazilian Terrier did not originate in Brazil, but rather in Europe. During the 19th and 20th centuries, many young Brazilians left their country to go to Europe to study. Once these studies were completed, they returned to Brazil to settle on their farms with their young European wives. They brought back European breeds such as the Jack Russell and the Fox Terrier which were crossed with native breeds, hence the birth of the Brazilian Terrier. The breed was mainly used as a ratter or for its hunting qualities. It will be necessary to wait nearly 100 years after its creation, that is to say in the 70s, for it to be registered. The official recognition by the FCI dates from 1994.

Living conditions and behavior of the Brazilian Terrier

Used to protect Brazilian haciendas, this terrier is also an excellent companion. It is at the same time sociable, lively and attached to its masters in addition to being loyal and affectionate. He will never begrudge a play session with children. It appreciates in particular the games of search or throw. It is also an animal rather stirring, awake and active. It will be necessary to pass its way if one seeks a calm and posed doggie. On the other hand, the Brazilian Terrier is agile, balanced and intelligent, which makes training easier.

Diet and main health problems of the Brazilian Terrier

The Brazilian Terrier is free of hereditary diseases. Nevertheless, it will be necessary to pay attention to possibly watch the dysplasia of the hip. Serious and professional breeders do their best to make selections where the breeders are not affected by this defect.