Breeding group : Working
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GENERALBreed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
PHYSICALSize: Small Weight: unknown Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & Brown, Black & White, Brown & White
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Belgrade Terrier is believed to be direct descendents of small Greek domestic dogs as well as being closely related to Balken Terrier. The original purpose was in its development was to create a dog suitable for hunting specially of various vermin. It slowly began to lose its popularity for this purpose and intent and was sort of 're-created' to be more of a family dog than being a hunter. Standard for this breed calls for the dog to have a height around 12 inches. The dog is well-muscled, short and stocky in built and be deep-chested. The legs are very short and tail is thick and tapered when the dog is in relaxed mood. Long silky ears are floppy and set low on the head. Dark eyes have keen and alert expression. Muzzle is slightly longer with black nose. The coat can be short and smooth although some dogs are found in long coat and rough coat as well. Coat colours vary from solid colours to multicolor. The Belgrade Terrier is NOT recognized by AKC however other kennel clubs like DRA, APRI, NAKC and IPDBA do recognize this dog.
The Belgrade Terrier is found in different colours ranging from solid to multicolor. Preferred colour for this breed is fawn or tan with a black saddle across the back and white markings on the legs, chest and stomach. Besides this, other solid and multicoloring is also acceptable.
Most common coat for Belgrade Terrier is short and smooth coat but the dog does display rough coat and long coat. The coats need regular grooming.
The Belgrade Terrier is an intelligent and amiable dog. Used mostly for its companion trait, the dog has even temperament and is very friendly and gentle with all the family. It is very good and affectionate with children. Their friendly and loving nature makes them very good house pet. Though it would prefer to be the only dog in the family, the Belgrade Terrier can get along with other dogs in the family when properly socialized. It is a very good companion and family pet.
The coat needs regular brushing, atleast twice a week with hard bristle brush to keep the coat in top condition.
The dog is not difficult to train if the owner is a firm, confident and stable trainer of this dog. The owner should display true packleader skills and position himself higher than the dog in dog's eye for it to follow the instructions. Training should be consistent.
The Belgrade Terrier will need moderate amount of exercises in the form of daily brisk walking and playing opportunities off the leash. This dog is active indoors and will fulfill most of its exercise needs during indoor play but a walk is still required to keep the dog happy, content and healthy.