Plummer Terrier

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Life span

15 Years


7.5 Kg


Hybrid Dogs

Plummer Terrier Overview

The Plummer Terrier is a working dog breed that's striking to look at. Their incredibly good looks are made up of a fiery red coloured coat and white patterned collar around their neck. This dog breed is active, adaptable and strong. They love time outdoors and are equally happy inside cuddled up in their owners company. They’re intelligent, tenacious and very courageous.

The Plummer Terrier is affectionate, trustworthy and loyal and very protective of their family. They’re alert, bright and rarely show aggressive behaviour.

The measure in height 14 inches to the shoulder whether they’re male or female and weigh between 6-8kgs.

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Plummer Terrier Characteristics

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History & Origin

The Plummer Terrier was first created in Wales by Dr David Plummer. This wonderful dog breed had the reputation of being hardy and typical of that of the Terrier breeds. 

Plummer Terrier Temperament

The Plummer Terrier was bred to be a working dog. They love spending time outdoors and can happily spend most of their time exploring and having fun.

They're very intelligent, active and energetic dogs. They do tend to get bored easily and therefore require plenty of mental stimulation to prevent them from displaying destructive behaviours. 

The Plummer wouldn't suit a first-time owner because they need to be handled and trained by someone with experience. 


Plummer Terrier Training

The Plummer Terrier are very clever dogs and need to be trained by owners that understand the breed. They're very strong-willed which can make training challenging. 


Plummer Terriers are low maintenance when it comes to grooming. They have short, smooth and tight coats that require brushing once or twice a week. They shed throughout the year and more during the change of seasons. During this time the grooming should be more frequently. 

The Plummer Terrier requires regular cleaning of their ears to prevent the build-up of wax and dirt which can lead to an infection. They also require their teeth to be brushed daily as well as regular cleaning of their eyes. 


The Plummer Terrier is a healthy dog breed with very little health conditions. They are, however, predisposed to certain conditions from their breeding parents. Genetic testing can be done during the breeding process which can hopefully prevent these certain health conditions. When looking to buy a Plummer Terrier you must check with the breeder on the genetic testing.

Health conditions are:

  • Patella Luxation 
  • Cryptorchidism


Plummer Terrier Exercise Needs

The Plummer Terrier requires moderate levels of exercise on a daily basis. They love to explore and therefore would suit living in a home with large outdoor space. The Plummer Terrier excels in sports and loves to go for long walks with their companion.

The Plummer Terrier is ideal for a family that loves to also explore and enjoy long walks in the great outdoors. 

Children and other pets

The Plummer Terrier gets on very well with children of all ages. They love to play and go for long walks and therefore would suit a family with children of all ages. Please note that playtime should always be supervised between dogs and small children to prevent rough play. 

The Plummer Terrier can live with other household pets provided they are socaslised correctly and taught the necessary boundaries.