Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-13 years
Weight: Male: 6-8, Female: 5-7
Height: Male: 13-15, Female: 12-14
Origin of Name: The Brazilian Terrier is a breed of dog developed in Brazi
|Size||Temperament||Shedding||Drooling||Monthly keeping cost|
Although the Brazilian Terrier was developed entirely within Brazil, most of its ancestors came from Europe. The first ancestors of the breed may date back to the early 1500s Portuguese explorers. At that time, it was very common for Portuguese ships to be sailing with several Podengo Portuguso Pequeno on board. These small, primitive sIIIounds were greatly prized by the seamans, as they hunted the rats and mice that ran on the sailing ships. If left uncontrolled, these rodents will spread all the ship's supplies and disease, making their elimination a priority. Podengo Portugueso Pequenos are spread around the world, including Brazil as a result of exploration, trade and settlement visits. These Portuguese dogs interfere with Spitz-type dogs kept by Brazil's large and diverse native American population, resulting in a number of localized varieties throughout Brazil.
During the late 19th and 20th centuries, Brazil maintained close economic and social ties with many Western European countries. It became very popular for wealthy Brazilians to send their children to European universities to study, especially in England and France. Due to the prevailing social attitudes of the time, most of those studying in Europe at that time had sons rather than daughters.
While in England, these Brazilian youth formed friendships with people from the British upper classes. At the time, fox hunting was the most popular pastime among the British upper classes, a pastime introduced to Brazilian students. To hunt foxes in the traditional way, terriers are a necessity. A true British native, terriers have been banned in the British Isles for countless centuries, and possibly millennia. These hardy dogs were forbidden to include small mammals in their barat and either killed them in the earth or dragged them to the surface so that hunters could send them. Although terriers were initially developed to erase vermin on farms, fox hunters adopted them for their own purposes. During the time period under consideration, three types of terriers were mainly used for fox hunting, fox terrier, jack russell terrier and black and tan terrier. Many Brazilian students acquired these dogs for fox hunting, or simply for companionship. As it happens whenever young people interact, many of these Brazilian students fell in love and married European women they had met while studying abroad. Then as of now, wealthy women kept a large number of small dogs for companionship. Among the most popular were the Miniature Pinscher, Chihuahua and Toy Fox Terrier. Although popular for companionship, most of these breeds were originally developed as bernard ratters and still have the ability to do a substantial amount of work. Even after marriage, these women kept their dogs.