Brazilian Terrier

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The Brazilian terrier is a dog breed native to Brazil, South America and developed from crossing the Jack Russell Terrier with Miniature Pinscher and Chihuahua.

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[2].

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.

Disease predisposition


  1. Dogs in depth
  2. 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