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Category: Terriers

Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier originated in England in the 1800s and was bred for bull baiting and dog fighting. This distinctive-looking dog, which...

Jack Russell Terrier

Terriers were a popular fox hunting breed in England during the 1800s. The Parson John “Jack” Russell developed a particular strain of...

Fox Terrier (Smooth)

One of the original English terriers, the Fox Terrier has been ferreting out small animals since the 1400s. When fox hunting became the...

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier likely inherited his bold spirit from the Old English Terrier, an ancient black-and-tan dog esteemed for hunting otter,...

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier has a long history as a fighting dog, starting in Roman times. By crossing large mastiffs with terriers, a...

Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

This breed originated in Australia in the early 1800s, and is a mixture of the Australian and Yorkshire terrier, although the Dandie...

Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

While seeking the “perfect terrier” for his estate in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Captain John Edwards created the Sealyham Terrier. The dog...

Scottish Terrier

Feisty, small dogs like the Scottish Terrier have helped Scottish highlanders root out prey for centuries. Early writings reference...

Parson Russell Terrier Breed Description

Parson Russell Terrier

Originally bred by Parson John “Jack” Russell in the late 1800s, the Parson Russell Terrier was a hunting terrier designed to follow...

Manchester Terrier Breed Description

Manchester Terrier

The ultimate ratter, the Manchester Terrier is descended from the common Black and Tan Terriers of England. He was bred entirely for the...

Irish Terrier

One of the oldest breeds of terrier, the Irish Terrier originated in County Cork, Ireland. Kept by peasants to keep rats at bay, the breed...

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

First-named of the terrier breeds, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier hails from the rugged border country between England and Scotland. Local...

Bedlington Terrier

Hailing from the Rothbury Forest region of Northumberland in England, the Rothbury Terrier (later the Bedlington Terrier) was originally a...

American Staffordshire Terrier

Like its cousins, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier also originated from...

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

One of several short-legged terriers bred in Scotland, the West Highland White Terrier, or Westie, originated some 300 years ago. Breeders...

Airedale Terrier

In the mid 1800s, middle class workers in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, England were plagued with pests such as rats and otters....

Australian Terrier

The Australian Terrier appeared in the late 19th Century and was the first Australian bred dog to be recognized in Australia. Rugged, hardy...

Border Terrier

Border Terrier

Like many breeds, the Border Terrier was originally bred for a purpose. A common problem for shepherds in Scottish-English border regions...

Bull Terrier (Miniature)

The Bull Terrier originated in the age of bull-baiting and dog-fighting in the 1800s. A cross between the Bulldog and the now extinct...

Cairn Terrier

Originating on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the Cairn Terrier was bred as a hunter of vermin. The rocky land sheltered numerous badgers...

Cesky Terrier Breed Description

Cesky Terrier

In 1949, Czechoslovakian geneticist Frantisek Horak created the Cesky Terrier. He desired a mild-tempered terrier that still excelled at...

Fox Terrier (Wire) Breed Description

Fox Terrier (Wire)

The Fox Terrier has been around since the early days of mounted fox hunts. Hounds were used to scent and follow prey, but were not...

Kerry Blue Terrier Breed Description

Kerry Blue Terrier

When Spanish ships went down off the Irish coast in 1588, the dark spaniel survivors likely made it to shore and bred with local...

Lakeland Terrier Breed Description

Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier gets his name from the lake districts of northern England, where the breed originated. These dark-coloured...

Norfolk Terrier Breed Description

Norfolk Terrier

Like many terriers, the Norfolk Terrier likely started out as a cross between various breeds such as small Irish Terriers, Cairn Terriers...

Norwich Terrier Breed Description

Norwich Terrier

A typical small terrier of the time, the Norwich Terrier was a working farm dog responsible for managing the rat population. Likely the...

Schnauzer (Miniature)

The only Schnauzer breed classified as a terrier, the Miniature Schnauzer worked on farms where he was responsible for reducing rat...

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

As Ireland’s poor man’s hunting dog, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was an effective ratter, herder, hunter and watch dog. In...

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