Other names: Fox Paulistinha, Terrier Brasileiro
Country of Origin: Brazil
Height: Male: 35–40 cm, Female: 33–38 cm
Weight: Male: 6.5–10 kg, Female: 6.5–10 kg
Color: Tri-color, Blue & White, Black & White
Life Expectancy: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Restless, Alert, Gentle, Friendly, Keen, Active
Litter Size: 3 - 7 puppies
Health Problems: N/A
One of only two dog breeds native to his home country, the Brazilian Terrier probably traces his origins to the 19th century, when Brazilian students studying in European universities came home with Fox Terriers, or perhaps Jack Russell Terriers, which were then crossed with local dogs used on Brazilian ranches, and Chihuahuas.
The Brazilian Terrier is an alert, fearless, playful, loyal and loving family dog. He is completely devoted, and wants to play with you constantly. He seems to be springing and bouncing all the time! He is a restless, funny, acrobatic dog who loves to run around the house, play hide and seek, and perform tricks for you.
He's intense and curious: the smallest sound or movement will catch and hold his attention.
He's a very good watchdog because he stands ready to bark out an alarm and takes an alert pose to warn you of a stranger's approach.