Chilean Rat Terrier
Chilean Fox Terrier
|Country of origin||Chile|
|Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Chilean Terrier is the first Chilean breed dog from Chile, followed for the Magallánico sheepdog is a breed that dates back to the late nineteenth century, developed from the Fox Terrier mix with dogs that existed at the arrival of the Spaniards.
The Association of Breeders and Exhibitors of Dogs Chile (ACEPE, A.G.) has been developing the project that seeks to be the first race of dogs Chile officially recognized, specialized samples organizing, implementing a system for identifying and forming a team student of these dogs.
For some time it has been included in the group 11 by the Kennel Club of Chile (KCC), but has not yet been officially recognized by the FCI. Since 2011, the race belongs to the group 3 Alianz Canine Worldwide (ACW).
Talking terrier involves traversing the Chilean Chilean history since the eighteenth century and that there is a history of their presence in the country since colonial times, when European immigrants settled in the territory of South America, bringing copies of breed fox smooth haired terrier (English race), fox hunters, but also eminent exterminators rats and small rodents.
In Chile, crossed with native dogs these terriers Europeans take life, the current Chilean Terrier, tenacious hunter of mice, small size, short hair and clean.
Of their English ancestors inherited the restless temperament and barking, while local dogs he traced the balance, courage, loyalty and spirit of duty.
Tireless companion during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the breed was developed in the estates of south-central Chile, easily acclimating to a rustic life, often in stable. Thus, both peasants and landlords were able to share with this great little dog, so never during that period of our history is identified with a particular social class or caste.
In the late nineteenth century and the Industrial Revolution many farmers migrate to the cities, bringing their families and their Chilean terriers. Quickly able to adapt to urban life, being used in new industries and new human settlements (CITES) for the extermination of rats. Because of this last factor is that Chileans terrier were identified for most of the last century with the working-class proletarian country element that played against those who were beginning to take the first steps to establish the activity in Chile, mostly immigrants and members of the bourgeoisie of the time, those more interested in the entry and development of foreign breeds in achieving recognition of the Chilean Terrier.
Despite the near-zero interest local breeders of the time he appeared in the Chilean terrier continued to be present in the homes of the middle class of the country, further through the comic and his ever faithful Condorito Washington, Chilean terrier which demonstrates «the Chilean» of this little dog.
Today the Chilean terrier is present throughout the country, it has the virtue of adapting to a variety of climates of Chile, still being used in rural areas as a hunter of mice and in the city, including an excellent dog company, attentive and lively.
Its main color is white, which is accompanied by black and brown markings. It is a short-haired undercoat that sometimes hints at some dark spots visible through the white mantle. The ears are set high with a forward-leaning as a "V" tip. It has a well-developed teeth and bite. Males have a height of between 32 and 38 cm tall at the withers, the ideal height being 35 cm. Females have a height of between 28 and 35 cm tall at the withers, being the ideal height of 32 cm males weigh between 5 and 8 kg, ideal weight is 6.5 kilos. females weigh between 4 and 7 kg, and the ideal weight is 5.5 kg.
The Chilean Fox Terrier is easy to train, active, affective, and one of the healthiest and cleanest dog breeds.
Famous Chilean Fox Terriers
A famous Chilean Fox Terrier is Washington (from the comic "Condorito"), Condorito's dog. Even though it was only recognised internationally in 2011 by the ACW (Alianz Canine Worldwide), there have been several Chilean Terrier exhibitions in Chile for many years, and now the breed is selling through internet pages all along Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, and other South American countries.
- Asociación Gremial de Criadores y Expositores de Perros de Chile ACEPE
- "Chilean Terrier". www.alianzfederation.org. s/f. Retrieved 10 July 2013. Check date values in:
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- Club Nacional del Terrier Chileno at CNTC
- Chilean Fox Terrier Pics
- Chilean Fox Terrier at Mascotas Online (Spanish)
- Chilean Foxterrier at ACEPE