Overview

Type

Purebreed

AKA (Also Known As)

-

AKC Recognition

1885

Origin

Hunting (Rabbit/Hare)

Essex, England

Popularity (Dog Breed Atlas Rank)

#9

  • #9 in all dog breeds.
  • #4 in English dog breeds.
  • #3 in small dog breeds.

Size

  • #60 in small dog breeds by weight.
  • #51 in small dog breeds by height.
15-30 pounds (6.8-14 kg)
10-15 inches (25-38 cm)

A dog's height is measured at the top of the shoulders.

Expected Life Span

12 YEARS (min)
15 YEARS (max)


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Relatives

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Living Environment

Living Environment Facts

  • Space Needs
  • Being Alone Tolerance
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

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Temperament

Good With Facts

  • Good With First Time Owners (Novice Owners)
  • Affectionate With Family
  • Especially Good With Small Kids
  • Especially Good With Big Kids
  • Compatible With Senior Citizens
  • Good With Strangers (Not Aloof From Strangers)
  • Good With Dogs
  • Good With Cats
  • Good With Other Pets

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Tendency Level Facts

  • Barking Level
  • Howling Level (Baying, Whining, Yodeling)
  • Snoring Level (Snorting, Grunting)
  • Drooling Level (Slobbering)
  • Dog Odor Level
  • Gassiness Level (Flatulence)
  • Housebreaking Accident Level (During Housetraining)
  • Digging Level
  • Wanderlust Level
  • Bounciness Level (Jumping...)
  • Mouthiness Level (Nipping, Chewing, Play-Biting...)

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Drive Facts

  • Pack Drive
  • Prey Drive
  • Defence Drive
  • Fight Drive
  • Work Drive

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Health & Care

Health Facts

  • Health Monitoring Needs
  • Weight Monitoring Needs (Prone to Overeating)
  • Vigorous Exercise Needs
  • Social Needs (Socialization)

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Care Facts

  • Amount of Shedding
  • Grooming Needs
  • Coat Clipping/Stripping Needs (Groomer Needs)
  • Bathing Needs (Cleaning Needs)
  • Nail Clipping Needs
  • Ear Care Needs
  • Teeth Care Needs
  • Eye Care Needs

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Training

Training Facts

  • Trainability (Easy to Train)
  • Intensity (Eager to Please)
  • Intelligence
  • Playfulness

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Ability

Physical Ability Facts

  • Strength
  • Energy
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Stamina

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Working Ability Facts

  • Watchdog
  • Guarddog
  • Herddog (Livestock Herding Dog)
  • Herddog (Livestock Guarding Dog)
  • Therapydog
  • Servicedog (Guide, Asistance, Seizure Alert/Response...)
  • Rescuedog (Search & Rescue)
  • Boatdog
  • Dedectdog
  • Cartdog (Pulling)
  • Sleddog (Pulling)

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Hunting Ability Facts

  • Ground
  • Underground
  • Water
  • Retrieving
  • Pointing
  • Flushing
  • Tracking (Scent)
  • Tracking (Sight)


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