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Brazilian Terrier

Origin Brazil
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Other Names
What other names does the Brazilian Terrier have? The breed also known as...
Fox Paulistinha, Terrier Brasileiro
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
Price
How much does the Brazilian Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Brazilian Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Brazilian Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Brazilian Terrier's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Brazilian Terrier weigh?
15-20 pounds (7-9 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
17.5 pounds (8 kg)
Height
How tall is the Brazilian Terrier?
14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Brazilian Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the Brazilian Terrier's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
WhiteTriBlue Black
Grooming
How to groom the Brazilian Terrier and how often?
Effortless: The Brazilian Terrier requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Brazilian Terrier is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Brazilian Terriers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Brazilian Terriers shed quite a little. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. Brazilian Terriers could be a good choice if you don't really like dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Brazilian Terrier have?
ActiveFriendlyKeenAlertGentleRestless
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Brazilian Terrier?
Average: Brazilian Terrier's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Brazilian Terriers easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Brazilian Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Brazilian Terriers, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Brazilian Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Brazilian Terriers are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Brazilian Terriers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Brazilian Terriers bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Brazilian Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Brazilian Terriers good watchdogs?
Brazilian Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Brazilian Terriers strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Brazilian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Brazilian Terrier do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Brazilian Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Brazilian Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Brazilian Terrier to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Brazilian Terriers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Brazilian Terriers have low to average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Are Brazilian Terriers good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Brazilian Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Brazilian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Brazilian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Brazilian Terriers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Brazilian Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Brazilian Terriers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Brazilian Terriers are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Brazilian Terriers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Brazilian Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Brazilian Terrier can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Brazilian Terriers have health problems?
Brazilian Terriers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Brazilian Terriers live? What is this dog average life span?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Brazilian Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Brazilian Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Brazilian Terrier have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Brazilian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Brazilian Terriers require per day?
Brazilian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Brazilian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Brazilian Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Brazilian Terrier has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Brazilian Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Brazilian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Brazilian Terrier is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Brazilian Terrier could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Brazilian Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Brazilian Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Brazilian Terrier have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Brazilian Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-7 puppies

Advantages

  • Grooming: Effortless: The Brazilian Terrier requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Brazilian Terriers shed quite a little.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Drooling tendency: The Brazilian Terrier is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Territorial: Brazilian Terriers strongly protect their territory.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Brazilian Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Brazilian Terriers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.

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