Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
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Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Last updated: Aug 31 2023

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is a small dog breed with a big and charming character. Many people mistake these dogs for Jack Russell Terriers. They are very similar in appearance but they are two different dog breeds. This is a people-oriented dog that will be a great fit for family life and will get along with kids. They have strong protective nature and greatly developed pack instincts.

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier


8-15 in (20-38 cm)

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier


10-23 lb (4-10 kg)

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier



Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Life Expectancy:

14-16 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Teddy Roosevelt Terriers have short hair that doesn’t require much care. Brushing once a week will be enough to keep the hair under control.

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier coat colors:

  • Any bi-color or tri-color

You will also have to check their ears regularly for any signs of infections (bad odor, redness, etc.). You can wipe their ears with a cotton ball dipped into an ear cleaner. Teddy Roosevelt Terrier teeth should be brushed weekly to remove tartar build-up and to secure fresh breath and healthy gums. When you hear their nails clicking on the floor, their nails should be trimmed.

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier


Teddy Roosevelt Terrier dogs are very active, and they will enjoy all fun daily activities. You can take them on long walks, play with them in the house or throw them ball outside – whatever you choose, your dog will enjoy and be happy. If their daily physical needs are met, you will have the most lovable dog with whom you will not have any problems.


As with all other dogs, even Teddy Roosevelt Terrier requires proper and early socialization to trust your dog. With correct socialization, your dog will learn how it’s supposed to behave in many different situations he may find himself in. The socialization process starts when you bring your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier puppy home. Expose him to many different situations, people, dogs, and sounds.

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier and kids

As a pet, the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. Especially they love kids, and they can be great playing partners for them.

No matter how good your dog is, you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier and other animals

Teddy Roosevelt Terriers generally can get along with other dogs if they are properly socialized and introduced from an early age. However, there can be situations where your Teddy Roosevelt Terrier will not like the company of other dogs.


Every dog can develop some health problems, and Teddy Roosevelt Terrier also can suffer from some conditions. To be sure that you will end up with the dog with the best possible health, always buy Teddy Roosevelt Terrier from a responsible dog breeder. Responsible breeders will regularly check their breeding dogs to ensure their puppies are without inherited diseases.

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier can suffer from:

  • Allergies
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Dental problems
  • obesity

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier breeders

When getting a dog, the most important thing is to get it from a responsible and reputable Teddy Roosevelt Terrier breeder. Responsible breeders will breed dogs that don’t only look good but have great characters as well. You must find a good Teddy Roosevelt Terrier breeder that can help you learn about this breed and make an informed choice about getting a dog with these characteristics. 

Buying a dog from a responsible breeder will cost you more money, but you can be sure you will get a healthy puppy. If you cannot buy a dog, we advise you to search for local animal shelters because there is a chance you can find a Teddy Roosevelt Terrier dog in it.

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Updated at31.08.2023.