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Category: Terriers

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

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

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

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

Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

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

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier

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

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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

Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

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

Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

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

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

History 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

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

Manchester Terrier Breed Description

Manchester Terrier

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

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

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

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

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

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

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

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

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

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier History In the mid 1800s, middle class workers in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, England were plagued with pests such as...

Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier

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

Border Terrier

Border Terrier

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

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier

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

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

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

Cesky Terrier Breed Description

Cesky Terrier

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

Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier

History The Wire Fox Terrier has been around since the early days of mounted fox hunts. Hounds were used to scent and follow prey, but were...

Kerry Blue Terrier Breed Description

Kerry Blue Terrier

History 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

History 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

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

Norwich Terrier Breed Description

Norwich Terrier

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

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

History 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

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

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

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