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Frequently Asked Questions

Azorean Heritage Barbados

Barbado da Terceira Dog Breeder

  • What is the life time cost of a dog?
    The average lifetime cost of medium-sized dog ownership is $15,782, according to the AKC.
  • Are BDTs hypoallergenic?
    Although Barbado da Terceira shed little, no dog is 100% dander-free.
  • What is the average lifespan of the BDT?
    12-16 years
  • What are some known health issues with BDTs?
    Even with selective breeding and health screenings, the BDTs, like many other medium to large dog breeds, can develop hip and knee joint issues. This is why we recommend they maintain a healthy diet and weight, get plenty of exercise, and carry health insurance.
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