Plummer Terrier

USD $500-$700 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 279
Origin United Kingdom
Other Names Plummer Dog
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $500-$700
How much does it cost to buy a Plummer Terrier?
Plummer Terrier are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $500 to $700 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Plummer Terriers can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Small
Weight 12-15 pounds
Height Male: 13-14 inches (32–36 cm),
Female: 11-13 inches (28–34 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion and Ratting
Date of Origin 1910
Ancestry Unknown

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Soft
Coat Colors Copper, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Pink
Coat Color Possibilities Black, White, Tan, Red, Blue, Silver, Fawn, Cream
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth and silky
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, comb, mat rake, shedding blade, undercoat rake.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Bold, Confidence, Fearless, Friendly, Selfish, Vigilant
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 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 Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Plummer Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Plummer Terrier is a small, sturdy breed of dog that originated in England. It is a cross between the Fox Terrier and the Bulldog. The Plummer Terrier has a short, smooth coat that comes in black and tan, white and tan, or brindle colors. Its head is broad with a flat skull and its ears are cropped close to its head. Its eyes are dark brown or black and its muzzle is short and square-shaped.

The Plummer Terrier has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. It stands at about 10 to 12 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 18 to 22 pounds when fully grown.

The Plummer Terrier has an outgoing personality that makes it an ideal companion for active families who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or running. It loves attention from its owners but can be independent when left alone for long periods of time. This breed is also very intelligent which makes it easy to train with positive reinforcement methods such as treats or praise.

The Plummer Terrier is friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals if properly socialized from a young age. It can be territorial around strangers but will warm up quickly once it gets used to them being around regularly.

The temperament of the Plummer Terrier is alert yet gentle which makes it an excellent watchdog without being overly aggressive towards strangers or other animals in the home environment. This breed loves spending time outdoors but also enjoys snuggling up on the couch with its owners after a long day of playtime activities!

The health of the Plummer Terrier is generally good although they may be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia or eye problems due to their small size so regular checkups are recommended by your veterinarian for early detection of any potential issues before they become serious problems down the line!

When it comes to adaptability level, this breed does well in both urban and rural environments as long as they get plenty of exercise each day! They do not require much grooming aside from occasional brushing so they make great pets for busy households who don’t have much time for daily maintenance routines! The benefits of owning a Plummer Terrier include having an intelligent companion who loves spending time outdoors while still being able to relax indoors when needed!


The Plummer Terrier is a small, black and tan terrier that originates from England. The breed was developed in the early 1800s by crossing the Black and Tan Terrier with the Manchester Terrier. The resulting breed was named after its creator, Captain John Plummer.

The Plummer Terrier was originally bred as a hunting dog, and was used to flush out game birds from their hiding spots. The breed was also used for ratting and rabbit hunting. Due to their hunting abilities, the Plummer Terrier became very popular in England.

However, by the early 1900s, the popularity of the Plummer Terrier began to decline. This was due to the rise in popularity of other breeds of terriers, such as the Jack Russell Terrier and the Fox Terrier. As a result, many Plummers were left without homes and were abandoned or put down.

The decline in popularity of the Plummer Terrier continued until the late 1990s when a group of enthusiasts decided to revive the breed. They started a breeding program and slowly began to increase the numbers of Plummers. Today, there are only a few hundred Plummers in existence, but their numbers are slowly increasing.

The Plummer Terrier is recognized as a breed by several kennel clubs including the Kennel Club (UK), American Kennel Club, and Canadian Kennel Club.