Tag: Terrier Dog Breeds

Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier Overview Early in the breed’s ancestry, Norfolk and Norwich Terriers were one in the same. Both were farm and hunting terriers that were used along England. However, in the 1900s a Cairn-type female terrier from Norwich was bred to the ancestors of the Norfolk to create …

Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier Overview Early in the breed’s ancestry, Norfolk and Norwich Terriers were one in the same. Both were farm and hunting terriers that were used along England. However, in the1900s a Cairn-type female terrier from Norwich was bred to the ancestors of the Norfolk to create the …

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer Overview Schnauzers have always been popular in Germany and have included various sizes. There was no size breed standard, as the smaller dogs were used for vermin while the larger dogs hunted bigger game. The Miniature was created when breed standards became popular, and the smallest …

Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier Overview The Miniature Bull Terrier is an interesting combination of bullbaiter, Dalmatian and English White Terrier. His appearance is closest to that of the original Bull Terrier breeds. They were selected for their white coloration and egg-shaped head. Color variety came after their breed standards …

Manchester Terrier

Manchester Terrier Overview The Manchester Terrier is a direct descendant of the Black and Tan Terrier, England’s original ratter. A breeder from Manchester refined the breed, wanting a dog with both agility and grit. He crossed the Black and Tans with a Whippet to create the slender, agile dog …

Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terrier Overview The Lakeland Terrier is a hardworking breed created from several different terriers. They hail from the lake districts of North England and mixed with the various broken coated terriers that were on the farms and fields. The Lakeland assisted with various tasks such as driving …

Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier Overview With mysterious beginnings, the Kerry Blue Terrier has been part of Ireland for the last hundred years, most notably in the county Kerry. The breed is a hardy dog used by farmers to protect crops from vermin, help tend stock and property and even …

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier Overview Like the other older breeds of Ireland, the Irish Terrier is believed to be an old breed, and one of the oldest known Terrier breeds. He was bred to help protect the family property by ridding it of vermin such as mice and rats, and …

Glen of Imaal Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: AKC (Terrier); ANKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Glen of Imaal Terrier Overview Like the name suggests, the Glen of Imaal Terrier hails from the Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow, Ireland. There was need for a dog …

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Dandie Dinmont Terrier Overview This dog breed is playful and affectionate. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier makes a superb companion dog. This dog breed is highly intelligent and known for  their …

Cesky Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Cesky Terrier Overview This dog breed is sometimes referred to as the Bohemian Terrier. The Cesky Terrier was developed by geneticist Frantised Horak in the Czech Republic. Several crossbreedings of …

Cairn Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Cairn Terrier Overview This is the smallest of the Terrier dog breeds. The Cairn Terrier was originally bred in the Scottish Highlands for their working ability, not their looks. This breed …

Bull Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terriers Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Bull Terrier Overview This dog breed is essentially a cross between the Bulldog and the Old English Terrier, but there is a bit of Spanish Pointer in the bloodline. The Bull …

Border Terrier

Breed: Border Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)   Border Terrier Overview Originating near the border of Scotland and England in the Cheviot Hills area, the Border Terrier was bred to be a farm worker. Their principal …

Black Russian Terrier

Breed: Black Russian Terrier AKC Breed Group: Working Dog Other Registries: ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Pinscher and Schnauzer); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)   Black Russian Terrier Overview This dog breed  is large in size and squarely built with a slightly stretched frame. Black Russian Terriers are intelligent, active and …

American Hairless Terrier

Breed: American Hairless Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier     American Hairless Terrier Overview This unique dog breed is suitable for allergy suffers. Developed in the 1970s by Edwin Scott, the American Hairless Terrier descended by chance from the purebred, coated Rat Terrier. This breed is popular in …