Tag: Terrier Dog Breeds

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier Overview The Scottish Terrier or “Scottie” is one of the most iconic and well-known dog breeds. They were kept in the Highlands of Scotland by hunters and used to go after game on the ground. Their ancestry is unknown, but it is likely that this breed hails …

Rat Terrier

Rat Terrier Overview The Rat Terrier is thought to be the product of the combination of the Fox Terrier and Manchester Terrier. While the breed was created in England, it is in the United States where breeding and popularity turned the Rat Terrier into what it is today. The …

Russell Terrier

Russell Terrier Overview Russell Terriers share an origin with the Jack (Parson) Russell Terrier. They were used to help in foxhunting, and are from the same strain of dog that John (Jack) Russell produced. The breed was then brought to Australia, where it was developed into a smaller …

Parson Russell Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier Overview Originally named the Jack Russell Terrier, the Parson Russell Terrier is named after Parson “Jack” Russell, a hunter who used the terriers to pursue and then flush foxes out of their holes. The breed became popular in the 1800s, and was designed to both …

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 …