Atlas Terrier

Atlas Terrier
Atlas Terrier Dog Breed

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: United States of America
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: Toy 9 - 11 inches (23 - 28 cm)
Weight: Toy 6 - 12 pounds 2.7 - 5.4 kg)
Color: Merle, Brindle
Life Expectancy: 11 to 17 years
Temperament: Outgoing, Obedient, Loyal, Energetic, Fearless, Mischievous
Litter Size: 4 - 8 puppies
Health Problems: To this day no major health problems have been detected.

The Atlas Terrier dogs are direct descendents of the Jack Russell Terriers with one difference being the Atlas Terriers are found in solid colours also. The skull is flat between the ears and tapering. The eyes are almond shaped and can have one of many colours like brown, marble, yellow, green, hazel, cobalt and glass.

The Atlas Terrier comes in two coat varieties, smooth and wire. Tail docking is optional as well, but an undocked tail must curl completely over the back and must fall below the body topline. A docked tail must be carried high above the body topline. The skull is flat between the ears, then tapers. The stop is defined, but not abrupt.

Eyes are almond-shaped and can be solid, marbled or cracked with any of the following colors: brown, amber, yellow, green, hazel, cobalt, glass. The V-shaped ears fold forward. The neck is strong, well set and of decent length.

The body is tapered with a sleeve-like chest. The hind end is powerful, well angulated. The coat is a thick, loose-skinned and weather resistant, as without a good coat a terrier is very susceptible to the elements, above and below ground. The Atlas Terrier is a dog built for athleticism, speed and flexibility.

A spannable and pliable chest is of utmost importance, any other will have difficulty functioning underground. They are highly motivated, extremely willing and incredibly intelligent.