The breed is popular in its native country but almost unknown elsewhere except in Finland, which has one of the largest populations outside Brazil with ∼150 annual registrations within the last five years.
Its coat is always tri-color (white and tan with black). A docked tail, narrow chest, flat triangular skull and a well balanced body are the most common characteristics.
This dog has a personality similar to the Jack Russell terrier.
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- Hytönen MK et al (2012) A novel GUSB mutation in Brazilian terriers with severe skeletal abnormalities defines the disease as mucopolysaccharidosis VII. PLoS One 7(7):e40281