Chilean Fox Terrier

USD $400-$500 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 489
Origin Chile
Other Names Chilean Rat Terrier, Chilean Terrier, Ratonero
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$500
How much does a Chilean Fox Terrier cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $400 to $500 on your Chilean Fox Terrier if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Chilean Fox Terrier from a shelter.
Size Small
Weight Male: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg),
Female: 11-15 pounds (5-7 kg)
Height Male: 12-15 inches (30-38 cm),
Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting, Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin 19th Century
Ancestry British Fox Terriers, Native Chilean dogs

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Lustrous, Tight
Coat Colors Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Brown & Tan, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Amber, Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Pied
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Loyal
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Yes
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $30.00 - $40.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Chilean Fox Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Chilean Fox Terrier is a small, energetic breed of dog that originated in Chile. It is a cross between the Smooth Fox Terrier and the Chilote Terrier. The breed has become popular in recent years due to its friendly and loyal nature.

Appearance: The Chilean Fox Terrier has a short, smooth coat that can be either black or white with tan markings. Its ears are erect and its eyes are dark brown. Its tail is usually docked, but some owners choose to leave it natural. It has a muscular body with strong legs and an athletic build.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Chilean Fox Terrier is 12-15 years. They typically weigh between 10-15 pounds and stand at about 12-14 inches tall at the shoulder. They come in two colors – black or white with tan markings – although some may have other colors as well such as red or brindle.

Personality: The Chilean Fox Terrier is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners and loves attention from them as well as from strangers they meet on their walks or outings together. They are very active dogs who need plenty of exercise every day to stay healthy and happy; they also enjoy playing games such as fetch or tug-of-war with their owners or other dogs they meet along the way!

Friendliness: The Chilean Fox Terrier is generally friendly towards other dogs, cats, children, and strangers alike; however they can be wary of unfamiliar people so it’s important to socialize them early on so they learn how to interact properly with others outside their family unit. They do best when given plenty of love and attention from their owners which will help them feel secure around new people too!

Temperament: This breed tends to be quite independent but also loyal; they can be stubborn at times but respond well when given consistent training from an early age using positive reinforcement methods such as treats or praise for good behavior rather than punishment for bad behavior which could lead to aggression issues later on down the line if not addressed properly now!

Health: Generally speaking this breed does not suffer from any major health issues; however like all breeds there are certain conditions that may affect them more than others such as hip dysplasia (a condition where the hip joint does not form correctly) which can cause pain in later life if left untreated so regular checkups should always be done by your vet just in case!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: This breed adapts well to most living situations whether it’s an apartment complex or a large house with lots of land for running around; however due to their high energy levels it’s important that you provide them with plenty of exercise every day otherwise they may become destructive out of boredom! As pets these little guys make great companions who will always keep you entertained – plus their small size means you don’t have worry about taking up too much space either!


The Chilean Fox Terrier is a small, compact breed of dog that originated in Chile. The breed is also known as the Chilote Fox Terrier, the Chilean Rat Terrier, and the Chilean Jack Russell. The Chilean Fox Terrier is a descendant of the English White Terrier and was brought to Chile by British sailors in the 19th century. The breed nearly became extinct in the early 21st century due to a lack of interest from breeders and owners. However, a small group of dedicated breeders and enthusiasts worked to revive the Chilean Fox Terrier and the breed has slowly been gaining popularity in recent years.

The Chilean Fox Terrier is a versatile breed that can be used for hunting, ratting, and as a companion dog. The breed is intelligent and quick-learning, making them easy to train. They are also known for being loyal and affectionate dogs that make great family pets. The Chilean Fox Terrier is recognized by several kennel clubs including the Kennel Club (UK), American Kennel Club (USA), Canadian Kennel Club (Canada), Australian National Kennel Council (Australia), New Zealand Kennel Club (New Zealand), Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), and United Kennel Club (USA).