Active. Territorial; a super watchdog. Barks and digs. Does best with experienced owners.
Hunting fox and badger; ratting.
Dynamic, energetic, inquisitive, alert, friendly, gay.
35.5 to 43cm; 7.5 to 9kg. Show dogs tend to be smaller than pets. Colour is white with tan or black markings; red, brindle, or liver markings not desirable.
Short, flat, hard. Low maintenance; brushing once a week. Light seasonal shedding.
12 to 14 years.
Legg-Perthes, pulmonary stenosis.
High but not demanding.
Adaptable to any living situation.
Good with playful older children. Rather reserved with strangers. Not good around livestock. Usually okay around bigger dogs but may try to dominate smaller ones; okay around family cats if exposed early.
Average; best with an experienced trainer.
Earthdog trials, obedience.