Once upon a time in the Land of the All Black (New Zealand) there was a lady from Kuripapango who owned a team of miniature fox terriers and chihuahuas. Every day a dozen small canines would follow her and her horse into the hills hunting rabbits. She had such control over them that even at dinner time all would have to sit before any could start eating. Brian had great respect for this lady and her dogs and so when the time came for us to get a dog of our own he suggested a miniature fox terrier.
It seemed like a good idea at the time.