Terriers, Terrier Dog Group
Terriers were developed to dig in search of prey such as rodents and badgers. They were developed in parallel to hounds and as aids to farmers wishing to reduce vermin. As hunters and killers of rats, mice and other woodland creatures, terrier breeds possess special personality traits: courage, determination and spunk. These often feisty, energetic breeds range from the diminutive Scottish Norfolk and Cairn to the spirited soft-Coated Wheaten, the majestic Airedale and the powerful American Staffordshire.
In the home and yeard, these dogs will typically not tolerate the presence of other dogs and are always ready for a boisterous confrontation. As a consequence, backyards require fencing that divide the terrier's space from the space of nearby dogs. Solid fencing and dense plantings with exposure to other neighborhood pets keep temperaments in check.
Airedale; a breed of large wiry-coated terrier bred in
Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull
terrier, pit bull terrier; American breed of muscular terriers with a short
close-lying stiff coat.
A light terrier groomed to resemble a lamb.
Small rough-coated terrier of British origin.
Boston bull; small pug-faced American terrier breed having a
smooth brindle or black coat with white markings.
Cairn; small rough-haired breed of terrier from
Dandie Dinmont; a breed of small terrier with long
wiry coat and drooping ears.
A large schnauzer.
Medium-sized breed with a wiry brown coat; developed in
An Irish breed of medium-sized terriers with a silky
Breed of wire-haired terrier originally from the Lake
District of England and used for hunting.
Lhasa; a breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in
Tibet as watchdogs.
Black-and-tan terrier; a breed of short-haired rat terrier
with a black-and-tan coat that was developed in Manchester,
A small schnauzer.
English breed of small terrier with a straight wiry grizzled
coat and dropped ears.
English breed of small short-legged terrier with a straight
wiry red or grey or black-and-tan coat and erect ears.
Scotch terrier, Scottie; old Scottish breed of small
long-haired usually black terrier with erect tail and ears.
Sealyham; a wire-haired terrier with short legs that was
first bred in Sealyham.
Sydney silky; Australian breed of toy dogs having a silky
Scottish breed of terrier with shaggy hair and long low body
with short legs; native to the Isle of Skye.
Irish breed of medium-sized terrier with an abundant
coat any shade of wheat and very hairy head and muzzle.
A medium-sized schnauzer.
Chrysanthemum dog; breed of medium-sized terriers bred in
Tibet resembling Old English sheepdogs with fluffy curled tails.
Wire-haired terrier resembling Airedales but smaller;
developed in Wales for hunting.
Highland White Terrier
Westie; small white long-coated terrier
developed in Scotland.
Very small breed having a long glossy coat of bluish-grey and
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