Fuegian Dog 

Unavailable Price Avg.




Breed Type



10-13 years


Breed Information

Group Extinct
Popularity/Rank 455
Origin Chile
Other Names Yaghan Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) Unavailable
Size Medium
Weight 12-30 pounds (5-13.5 kg)
Height 13-16 inches (33-41 cm)
Lifespan 10-13 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin Unknown
Ancestry Unknown

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Fluffy
Coat Colors Tawny
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel, Blue, Amber, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Pink, Red, Blue
Coat Color Possibilities Black, White, Brown, Grey, Red, Tan, Cream
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Coarse
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Dangerous
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force High
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 No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
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 Prefers warm weather
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 2-3 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2 cups
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost The cost of a Fuegian Dog can vary depending on the breeder, but typically ranges from $1,500 to $2,500.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Fuegian Dog  have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Fuegian Dog is a rare breed of dog that originates from the Tierra del Fuego region of South America. It is a medium-sized, short-haired breed with a unique appearance and personality. The Fuegian Dog has been around for centuries and is known for its loyalty and intelligence.

Appearance: The Fuegian Dog has a unique look that sets it apart from other breeds. It has a long, narrow head with pointed ears and almond-shaped eyes. Its body is muscular and compact, with short legs and a thick tail that curls over its back. Its coat is usually black or brown in color, but can also be white or gray.

Lifespan, Size, Weight: The average lifespan of the Fuegian Dog is between 10 to 12 years. They typically weigh between 25 to 35 pounds (11 to 16 kg) and stand at about 18 inches (45 cm) tall at the shoulder when fully grown.

Colors: The most common colors for the Fuegian Dog are black or brown; however they can also be white or gray in color as well as various shades of reds and tans.

Personality: The Fuegian Dog is an intelligent breed that loves to please its owners. They are loyal companions who enjoy spending time with their families but can also be independent thinkers when given the chance to explore on their own terms. They are alert watchdogs who will bark if they sense danger but are not overly aggressive towards strangers or other animals unless provoked first.

Friendliness: The Fuegian Dog is generally friendly towards other dogs, children, cats, and other animals if properly socialized from an early age; however they may become territorial if not given enough attention or exercise regularly so it’s important to provide them with plenty of stimulation throughout their lives in order to keep them happy and healthy!

Temperament: The temperament of the Fuegian Dog varies depending on individual personalities; however they tend to be gentle yet energetic dogs who love being active outdoors as well as cuddling up indoors when given the chance! They make great family pets due to their loyal nature but may require some extra patience during training due to their independent streak so it’s important for owners to remain consistent when teaching commands in order for them to learn effectively!

Health: Generally speaking, the health of the Fuegian Dogs tends to be good overall; however like all breeds there are certain health issues which may affect them such as hip dysplasia which can cause lameness in older dogs if left untreated so regular checkups should always be done by your vet in order ensure your pet remains healthy throughout its life!

Adaptability Level & Benefits As Pets: Due to their intelligence level combined with their loyal nature makes them highly adaptable pets who thrive best when given plenty of mental stimulation through activities such as agility courses or obedience classes which helps keep them mentally stimulated while providing physical exercise too! Additionally due to their small size makes them ideal apartment dwellers since they don’t require much space compared larger breeds making them perfect companions for those living in smaller homes!


The Fuegian Dog is a breed of dog that is native to the Fuegian Islands off the coast of Chile. The breed is also known as the Chilean Fox Terrier, the Chilean Rat Terrier, and the Chilean Terrier. The Fuegian Dog is a small to medium-sized dog with a short coat that is either black, brown, or white in color. The breed has a long history on the islands, and was once used by the indigenous people for hunting and as a working dog. However, the breed nearly became extinct in the 20th century due to cross-breeding with other dogs and lack of interest from islanders. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in popularity for the Fuegian Dog and it is now recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs.

The Fuegian Dog is thought to be one of the oldest breeds of dogs in existence. The breed's ancestors are believed to have arrived on the islands with early human settlers over 10,000 years ago. For centuries, the Fuegian Dog was used by the indigenous people for hunting and as a working dog. The breed was also popular among European settlers who arrived on the islands in the 19th century. However, by the mid-20th century, the Fuegian Dog was close to extinction due to cross-breeding with other dogs and lack of interest from islanders. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in popularity for the Fuegian Dog and it is now recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs.