Information about the Ratonero

The Chilean Fox Terrier, also known as Ratonero (rat hunter), Chilean Rat Terrier or Chilean Terrier, is the first Chilean breed of dog existing from 1870 and standardised in the late 1990s for international recognition. Its base is made up of the Fox Terrier of the mid 19th century and Native American dogs.

The Ratonero has black and tan spots on a white fur, it is short-haired and has a grey undercoat which lets some dark spots visible on the white cover coat. The ears are set high, falling upwards in the form of a “V”. Well-developed teeth, scissor bite. Males stand between 32 and 38 cm, while the male’s ideal height is 35 cm. Females stand between 28 and 35 cm, while the female’s ideal height is 32 cm. Males weigh between 5 and 8 kilograms, while the male’s ideal weight is 5 to 6 kilograms. Females weigh between 4 and 7 kilograms, while the female’s ideal weight is 5 kilograms.

The Chilean Fox Terrier is easy to train, active, affective, and one of the healthiest and cleanest dog breeds.