Tag: Terrier Dog Breeds

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 …

Bedlington Terrier

Breed: Bedlington Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)   Bedlington Terrier Overview Originating in England in the 18th century, the Bedlington Terrier was used by gypsies as a vermin hunter and small game retriever. This dog breed is …

American Pit Bull Terrier

Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized Other Registries: UKC (Terrier)     American Pit Bull Terrier Overview Originating in the 19th century, the American Pit Bull Terrier is famous for combining the gameness of a terrier and the athletic prowess and power of a …

Australian Terrier

Breed: Australian Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); KC (Terrier); FCI (Terriers); UKC (Terrier)   Summary: The Australian Terrier was developed in Australia in the year 1820 from terriers that were brought in from Great Britain. His main activity was exterminating rodents and snakes …

American Staffordshire Terrier

Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers)   Summary: The American Staffordshire Terrier also known as Amstaff is gentle with his family and usually friendly toward strangers as long as his owners are there. Overall he can be very …

Airedale Terrier

Summary: The Airedale Terrier was created to catch rats and otters in the area between the Rivers Aire and Wharfe. The average height of an Airedale Terrier is 1 foot 9 inches to 1 foot, 11 inches weighing about 40 to 65 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 …