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Chilean Fox Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Chilean Fox Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginChile
Other Names
What other names does the Chilean Fox Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Chilean Rat Terrier, Ratonero, Chilean Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Chilean Fox Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Chilean Fox Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Chilean Fox 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? Chilean Fox Terrier price:
$400-$500
If you choose to purchase the Chilean Fox 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 Chilean Fox Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Chilean Fox Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Chilean Fox Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Chilean Fox Terrier weigh? Chilean Fox Terrier weight:
Male: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg), Female: 11-15 pounds (5-7 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Chilean Fox Terrier? Chilean Fox Terrier average weight:
Male: 15.5 pounds (7 kg), Female: 13 pounds (6 kg)
Height
How tall is the Chilean Fox Terrier? Chilean Fox Terrier height:
Male: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Chilean Fox Terrier average height:
Male: 13.5 inches (34 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Chilean Fox Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
TightLustrous
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Chilean Fox Terrier's coat?
WhiteBlue & TanBrown & TanBlack & Tan
Grooming
How to groom the Chilean Fox Terrier and how often?
Effortless: The Chilean Fox 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. Chilean Fox 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 Chilean Fox Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chilean Rat Terrier? Chilean Fox Terrier shedding level:
Chilean Fox Terriers shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Chilean Fox Terrier breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Chilean Fox Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Chilean Fox Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Chilean Fox Terrier is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Chilean Fox Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Chilean Fox Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Chilean Fox Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Chilean Fox Terrier sensitivity:
Chilean Fox Terriers are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Chilean Fox Terriers are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chilean Rat Terrier need? Chilean Fox Terrier social needs:
Chilean Fox 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 Chilean Fox Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Ratonero bark?
Average to high: The Chilean Fox Terrier is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. 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
Is Chilean Fox Terrier good as a watchdog?
Chilean Fox Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Chilean Fox Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Chilean Fox Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Chilean Fox 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
Do Chilean Fox Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chilean Rat Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Chilean Fox Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Chilean Fox 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 Chilean Fox Terrier do?
Chilean Fox Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Chilean Fox Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Chilean Fox Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Chilean Fox Terrier roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Chilean Fox Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Chilean Fox Terrier have high prey drive?
Chilean Fox Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Chilean Fox Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Chilean Fox Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Chilean Fox Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Chilean Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Chilean Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Chilean Fox Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Chilean Fox Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Chilean Fox Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Chilean Fox Terrier and children:
Chilean Fox Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Chilean Fox Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Chilean Fox Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Chilean Fox Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Chilean Fox Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Chilean Fox Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Chilean Fox Terrier is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Chilean Fox Terriers good office dogs? Do Chilean Fox Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Chilean Fox Terriers be office dogs?
No
Chilean Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Chilean Fox Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chilean Rat Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Chilean Fox Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Chilean Fox Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Chilean Fox Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Chilean Fox Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Chilean Fox Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Chilean Fox Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Chilean Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Chilean Fox Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Chilean Fox Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Chilean Fox Terrier be a therapy dog?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Chilean Fox Terrier breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Chilean Fox Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Chilean Fox Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Chilean Fox Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Chilean Fox Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Chilean Fox Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Chilean Fox Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Chilean Fox Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Chilean Fox Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Chilean Fox Terrier dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Chilean Fox Terrier rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Chilean Fox Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Chilean Fox Terrier be?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Chilean Fox Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Chilean Fox 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 Chilean Fox Terrier have?
Chilean Fox Terriers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Chilean Fox Terrier dogs require per day?
Chilean Fox 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?
Chilean Fox Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Chilean Fox Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 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? Chilean Fox Terrier risk for obesity:
Low. The Chilean Fox Terrier has good luck with genetics. This breed doesn't need to worry about 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 Chilean Fox Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Chilean Fox Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Chilean Fox Terrier drool?
The Chilean Fox Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Chilean Fox Terrier could be a perfect 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 minimal compared to others, just like the Chilean Fox 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's pregnancy last? How long is the Chilean Fox Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Chilean Fox Terrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Chilean Fox 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 Chilean Fox Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Chilean Fox Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Chilean Fox Terrier

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Chilean Fox Terrier is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Chilean Fox Terriers are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Apartment Friendly: Chilean Fox Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Chilean Fox Terrier requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Chilean Fox Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low.
  • Watchdog Ability: Chilean Fox Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Chilean Fox Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Chilean Fox Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Chilean Fox Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Chilean Fox Terriers shed above average.
  • Mouthiness: Chilean Fox Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Chilean Fox Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Chilean Fox Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Chilean Fox Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Chilean Fox Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Chilean Fox Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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    Jul 16, 2020, 4:14:53 PM:

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