Descended from the same ancestor as the Jack Russel maybe? Bit taller, but has the looks and behaviours.Here is one you might not have seen before, a Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz (Spanish wine cellar rat hunter).
Developed in Spain from the terriers the English wine merchants brought in the 18th century. Now recognised as a breed by the Spanish Kennel Club.
Designed to be able to leap up on huge wine barrels and keep down the rats. A very agile hunter, very good natured. Females are around 9 kg but some of the males can be bigger, usually with more white on the body.
Favourite games are ball (chase the rat), tug (pull the rat apart), ripping up soft toys (eviscerate the rat).
Picked up from a rescue centre in Spain a couple of years ago.
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Fine looking beasty.