The Chilean Terrier is the first breed of dog from Chile. The breed dates back to the late 19th century, resulting from the crossing of the Smooth Fox Terrier. The Chilean Association of Dog Breeders and Exhibitors (ACEPE, A.G.) has been working on a project that aims to have Chilean Terriers be the first officially recognized Chilean breed, organizing specialized samples, implementing an identification system, and forming a study team. For some time, it has been included in Group 11 of the Kennel Club of Chile (KCC), but has not yet been officially recognized by the FCI. Since 2011, the breed belongs to Group 3 of Alianz Canine Worldwide (ACW).
Also known as
This breed is also called Chilean Fox Terrier, Chilean Foxterrier, Chilean Rat Terrier, Draft:Chilean Terrier as well as Ratonero.
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