Terrier Mix

The Terrier Mix breeds are often considered small dogs with high energy and feisty natures. With proper training, terrier mix dogs can make wonderful show dogs. They do well hunting against small game like mice, rats, squirrels, and gophers. Depending upon which mix your terrier is, they can spend their time digging holes in your ground while others will become loyal guard dogs for the home. There are upwards of 28 different breeds of Terriers. When you mix any of the breeds with other dogs, like a Pit Bull, you can end up with a dog that is high energy, but friendly and outgoing. It is important to know which dogs are behind the genetic makeup of your breed to know what type of health conditions to expect, and temperament problems to be concerned about.

The Terrier Mix could be a small or medium sized dogs that can weight between 10 pounds to 60 pounds. Since Terrier Mix is such a broad term, it is a good idea to research both parent breeds to find out what size your Terrier will be. Certain breeds of Terriers make for wonderful pets in an apartment while others need to have large yards to enjoy. Personality: Terrier breeds come with a number of great qualities, but they are hard to train. They are a loving, loyal dog, but you need to invest time into training your dog. It is important to take them to training from day one so they learn how to control their high energy nature. They need plenty of exercise to focus their energy and to be happy. They are not always the best breed with children as they can be unpredictable. You need to make sure they are trained properly to know how to interact with your kids.

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Breed Type
Mix
Origin
Europe
Family
Function
Life Span
10-13 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
Terrier Mix

Terrier Mix Build Information

Size
Small
Length (Male)
8-12 in.
Length (Female)
10-12 in.
Weight
26 - 40 lbs
Litter Size
5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop
No
Preferred Climate
Cold

The Terrier Mix could be a small or medium sized dogs that can weight between 10 pounds to 60 pounds. Since Terrier Mix is such a broad term, it is a good idea to research both parent breeds to find out what size your Terrier will be. Certain breeds of Terriers make for wonderful pets in an apartment while others need to have large yards to enjoy.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

Terrier breeds come with a number of great qualities, but they are hard to train. They are a loving, loyal dog, but you need to invest time into training your dog. It is important to take them to training from day one so they learn how to control their high energy nature.

They need plenty of exercise to focus their energy and to be happy.

They are not always the best breed with children as they can be unpredictable. You need to make sure they are trained properly to know how to interact with your kids.

Appearance

Colors
Black Red-Black Brindle Wheaten
Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
High Maintenance
Coat Type
Wiry

Most terriers have short fur that is easy to maintain, but others will have curly manes. You need to look at shaving them if they do have long curls as they can easily become mangled. Washing and brushing frequently is the best way to prevent your pet from dealing with stickers and burs that can get caught in their fur.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion
Yes
Jolly for Jogging
Yes
Sighting Capabilities
No
Ideal for Tracking
Yes
Retrieving Skills
No
Pointing Breed
No
Herding Skills
No
Dutiful Watchdog
Yes
Security Guard Capable
No
Police Performer
No
Wet Water rescues
No
Assist Disable Owners
No
Dog Sledding
No
Able to Perform Dog Carting
No
Agile/Zippy
No
Fun with Lure Coursing
No
Obedient
No
Possible Schutzhund Work
No
Trainable for Tricks
Yes
  • The terrier breed encompasses a lot of different dogs
  • For most breeds, they are incredibly loving and loyal dogs
  • They do well with other dogs, but they are a smaller dog that loves to bark
  • You can end up having problems with them barking at people walking by your home as they are territorial
  • Most become nervous about new people, but they are friendly and sociable when you take the time to introduce yourself to the dog

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Common Health Conditions in Terrier Mixs

Terrier breeds all vary with different health issues. Some will not have issues while others are prone to problems with back and leg problems. Heart problems are a risk factor for any dog that doesn\'t have the right diet and exercise. Brushing their teeth is another important thing as you must make sure you are preventing cavities and gum disease.

Terrier Mix Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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