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Tenterfield Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginAustralia
Other Names
What other names does the Tenterfield Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Mini Foxie Terrier, Tenterfield Dog, Tenter Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Tenterfield Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Tenterfield Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Tenterfield 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? Tenterfield Terrier price:
$600-$1700
If you choose to purchase the Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Tenterfield Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Tenterfield Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Tenterfield Terrier weigh? Tenterfield Terrier weight:
Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Tenterfield Terrier? Tenterfield Terrier average weight:
Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Tenterfield Terrier? Tenterfield Terrier height:
10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Tenterfield Terrier average height:
11 inches (27.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Tenterfield Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
SmoothStraightSparse
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Tenterfield Terrier's coat?
TricolorTan & White
Grooming
How to groom the Tenterfield Terrier and how often?
Easy to groom: The Tenterfield 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. Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Mini Foxie Terrier? Tenterfield Terrier shedding level:
Tenterfield Terriers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Tenterfield Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActivePlayfulHard workingConfidentFriendlyOutgoingAdaptableBoldIntelligent
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Tenterfield Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Tenterfield Terrier's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Tenterfield Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Tenterfield Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Tenterfield Terrier is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Tenterfield Terrier sensitivity:
Tenterfield 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?
Tenterfield 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 Mini Foxie Terrier need? Tenterfield Terrier social needs:
Tenterfield Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Tenterfield Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Tenterfield Dog bark?
Average to high: The Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier good as a watchdog?
Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Tenterfield Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Mini Foxie Terrier? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Tenterfield Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier do?
Tenterfield Terriers have an 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 Tenterfield Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Tenterfield Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Tenterfield Terrier roam?
Tenterfield Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Tenterfield Terrier have high prey drive?
Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Tenterfield Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Tenterfield Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Tenterfield 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?
Tenterfield Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Tenterfield 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?
Tenterfield Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Tenterfield Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Tenterfield Terrier and children:
Tenterfield Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Tenterfield Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Tenterfield Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Tenterfield Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Tenterfield Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Tenterfield Terriers are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Tenterfield Terrier can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Tenterfield Terriers good office dogs? Do Tenterfield Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Tenterfield Terriers be office dogs?
No
Tenterfield Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Tenterfield Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Mini Foxie Terrier temperament with senior people? Are Tenterfield Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Tenterfield Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Tenterfield Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Tenterfield Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Tenterfield Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Tenterfield Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Tenterfield Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Tenterfield 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). Tenterfield Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Tenterfield Terrier be a therapy dog?
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. Tenterfield Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Tenterfield 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. Tenterfield Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Tenterfield Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Tenterfield Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Tenterfield 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. Tenterfield Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Tenterfield Terrier dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Tenterfield Terrier rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Tenterfield Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Tenterfield Terrier be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Tenterfield Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
No
Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier have?
Tenterfield Terriers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Tenterfield Terrier dogs require per day?
Tenterfield Terriers need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily 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?
Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Tenterfield Terrier risk for obesity:
Average. The Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier drool?
The Tenterfield Terrier is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. 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 Tenterfield Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Tenterfield Terrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield 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 Tenterfield Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Tenterfield Terrier

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Tenterfield Terrier's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Tenterfield Terriers are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Tenterfield Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Tenterfield Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Tenterfield Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Tenterfield Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Tenterfield Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Tenterfield Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Tenterfield Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Tenterfield Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Tenterfield Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Tenterfield Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Tenterfield Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Tenterfield Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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