The Brazilian Terrier (BT) was developed by crossing Jack Russell Terriers, Miniature Pinchers and large Chihuahuas. They were used to hunt small game both individually and in packs. It’s been more than a century since their existence, but BT is prevalent only in Brazil and was recognized in 1973.
Temperament & Personality
The BT is a spirited and friendly dog which has a personality similar to other terriers. Being intelligent and alert, it requires lots of physical and mental stimulation to stay healthy. Do not leave it alone in a yard as it loves digging holes. Their short height does not hold them from being aggressive, which is why they are good watchdogs. As this breed was developed from hunting, these dogs have a strong prey drive and chase other animals constantly.