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Plummer Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Plummer Terrier
OriginUnited Kingdom
Other Names
What other names does the Plummer Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Plummer Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Plummer Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Plummer Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Plummer Terrier breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price
How much does the Plummer 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? Plummer Terrier price:
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Plummer Terrier gets to a happy place.

Plummer Terrier History

The Plummer Terrier was created by a man called Dr. David Brian Plummer who was a professional teacher working in the toughest schools throughout southern Yorkshire and in the Midlands during the 1970s and the ’80s. He had a passion for working dogs stemming from his childhood in the mining valleys of South Wales during the early post-war years. Moreover, he had an eccentric passion for hunting rats with what was then his motley pack of Russell-type terriers. Later he became a leading author of books on hunting with lurchers and terriers. As he was well-experienced in breeding, he wanted to produce a unique strain of terrier using the aforementioned bloodlines with the Jack Russell Terriers from Sealy Cottage lines as his foundation. He then added Beagle, Fell Terrier, and Bull Terrier, creating an established and defined individual type, at the time known as Huddlesford Rat Pack but eventually the breed’s name was changed after him. In the early 1980s, during one of the many TV documentaries about Plummer and his terriers, he said that one day he would like his terriers to be known as Plummer Terriers and be recognized by the Kennel Club.

However, in 1985, Plummer suffered a heart attack, in which he almost died, which led to the dispersal of his substantial pack of terriers to friends. However, the work continued and by the early 1990s, most of the pack’s important gene pool was found and regrouped on a smaller scale. Furthermore, at that time, two distinct types began to develop, the more bully, strong-headed type, and the smaller, more snipe-nosed type. Plummer chooses the first type mentioned, and by the late 1990s, he decided that the breed needed a wider gene pool in order to reach its maximum potential. The Bull Terrier blood of known ancestry was sought and outcrossed into the breed. Unfortunately on the 12th of September in 2002, after a long struggle, Plummer died in cancer and his work was carried on by others so the breed standard remained intact.

Overall the Plummer Terriers are often described as keen retrievers, most generally go into water freely, quite intelligent, have excellent noses, are biddable, and have many uses in the field as well.

Plummer Terrier General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Plummer Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Plummer Terrier weigh? Plummer Terrier weight:
12-15 pounds
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Plummer Terrier? Plummer Terrier average weight:
13.5 pounds
Height
How tall is the Plummer Terrier? Plummer Terrier height:
Male: 13-14 inches (32–36 cm), Female: 11-13 inches (28–34 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Plummer Terrier average height:
Male: 13.5 inches (32–36 cm), Female: 12 inches (28–34 cm)

Plummer Terrier Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Plummer Terrier have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Soft
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Plummer Terrier's coat?
CopperWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Plummer Terrier and how often?
Easy to groom: The Plummer Terrier doesn't require a lot of 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 regularly to avoid infections. Plummer Terrier is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Plummer Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Plummer Dog? Plummer Terrier shedding level:
Plummer Terriers are low shedders. 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.

Plummer Terrier Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Plummer Terrier have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertFearlessSelfishConfidenceBoldFriendly
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Plummer Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Plummer Terrier. Türelemre van szükség ahhoz, hogy ezt a fajtát bármilyen trükkre és parancsra megtanítsd, ám az erőfeszítés megéri. Megértik és megjegyzik az új parancsokat átlagosan 25–40 ismétlés után.
Trainability
Are Plummer Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Plummer 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 is this breed?
Plummer Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Plummer Terrier sensitivity:
Plummer 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 moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Plummer Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. 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 the Plummer Dog need? Plummer Terrier social needs:
Plummer Terriers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Plummer Terrier dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Plummer Dog bark?
Low to Average: The Plummer Terrier rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Plummer Terrier good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Plummer Terriers are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Plummer Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Plummer Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Plummer Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier do?
Plummer Terriers have a higher than average 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 Plummer Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Plummer Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Plummer Terrier roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier have high prey drive?
Plummer Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Plummer Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem a legjobb választás Plummer Terrier, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Plummer Terrier tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Plummer Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Plummer Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Plummer Terrier Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Plummer Terrier temperament with other people:
Plummer Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Plummer Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Plummer Terrier temperament with children:
Plummer Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Plummer Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Plummer Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Plummer Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Plummer Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Plummer Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Plummer Terrier can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Plummer Terriers good office dogs? Do Plummer Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Plummer Terriers be office dogs?
No
Plummer Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Plummer Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Plummer Dog temperament with senior people? Are Plummer Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Plummer Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Plummer Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Plummer Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Plummer Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Plummer Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Plummer Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Plummer Terrier be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
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). Plummer Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Plummer Terrier be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Plummer Terrier be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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. Plummer Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Plummer 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. Plummer Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Plummer Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Plummer Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Plummer 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. Plummer Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Plummer Terrier Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Plummer Terrier dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Plummer Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Plummer Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Plummer Terrier be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Plummer Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier have? What is the activity level of the Plummer Terrier?
Plummer 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.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Plummer Terrier dogs require per day?
Plummer 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?
Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Plummer Terrier risk for obesity:
Average. The Plummer Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. 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 gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Plummer 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 Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier drool?
The Plummer Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Plummer Terrier Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Plummer 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 female 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 female’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 Plummer 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 Plummer Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Plummer Terrier Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Plummer Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Plummer Terriers are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Plummer Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Child Friendly: Plummer Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Plummer Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Plummer Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Plummer Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Plummer Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Watchdog Ability: Plummer Terriers are not the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Plummer Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Plummer Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: Plummer Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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