Tag: Terrier Dog Breeds

Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier Overview Fox Terriers are an old English breed that has been used by fox hunters for centuries. They were compact, energetic and bold, relying on instinct rather than a direction to go after their prey. The breed was divided into two distinctions by coat, wire …

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier Overview While rough-coated terriers have been a part of Scotland for hundreds of years, it wasn’t until the selection of white colored pups became popular that the White Highland, or “Westie” was created. They had a distinctive all-white coat, making it easy to find …

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier Overview Many of the English terriers of today have their roots with the Old English Terrier. These dogs were prized for their variety of hunting skills, including game such as otter, fox, and badgers. Welsh hunters wanted a dog with longer legs and larger body, to …

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Overview The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or “Staffie” can trace his lineage all the way back to the Greek mastiff dogs called Molossians. These dogs were used in the fight arenas of the Roman Empire. However, the Staffy was originally used to manage bulls and catch …

Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier Overview The Fox Terrier is an old English breed used in the 1700s by hunters who needed a compact, energy-bound dog to go after the game. They were bred to be quick thinkers that relied on instinct rather than looking to their owners for direction. …

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Overview At one time, all terriers in Ireland were called Irish Terriers, and little is known if there were actually separate breeds all called this, or if it referred to just one breed now known as the Wheaten Terrier. The breed started out as …

Skye Terrier

Skye Terrier Overview The Skye Terrier gets its name from its location of origin, the Isle of Skye on the west coast of Scotland. These dogs have a history of more than 400 years, helping farmers to find and kill prey such as badger, fox, and otter. They …

Sealyham Terrier

Sealyham Terrier Overview In the mid 1800s, there was an estate called Sealyham, where its owner, Captain John Edwards, decided to make the perfect terrier breed. The breed had to be fast, small and brave. The breed also required a light color so as not to be mistaken …

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 …

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