Terrier Dog Breeds

The dog breeds that make up the Terrier group are known for their bravery and willingness to hunt and protect. They make good companion dogs and a guardian dog for your family.

The Airedale Terrier, Boston Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, and Miniature Schnauzer are a few of the breeds in the Terrier group. There is information about these and the other breeds in this section of tips.

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   Airedale Terrier
Highly versatile, the Airedale Terrier has been used for hunting large and small game and police work. He is a faithful, mild-tempered companion, making him the perfect house pet.

   Bedlington Terrier
The Bedlington Terrier is tough, fast, courageous and game for anything. He has proven to be a loving and faithful companion.

   Border Terrier
The Border Terrier is primarily used as a working dog. He is active, strong and an avid fox hunter.

   Boston Terrier
Once called the Pit Terrier, the Boston Terrier originates from America. He is lively, friendly, and very intelligent.

   Bull Terrier
Considered to be stronger than any other dog, the Bull Terrier was bred for fighting, ratting, badger and bull baiting. He is affectionate and reliable, making him the perfect pet for children.

   Cairn Terrier
Highly adaptable and versatile, the Cairn Terrier is adept at routing small animal through all terrain and weather. He is active, affectionate and amusing making him a favorite as a house pet.

   Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Of Scottish descent, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier was used vastly for hunting rats badger and fox. Due to his wise, amiable nature he is now a common house pet.

   Irish Terrier
Known for his badger drawing abilities, the Irish Terrier also proved invaluable in both World Wars as a messenger and sentinel dog. He is loyal, brave, devoted and loving, making him a favorite companion to man.

   Kerry Blue Terrier
Known for his extraordinary color, the Kerry Blue Terrier is of great physical beauty. He has been used for drawing badger, hunting small game and as a guarding dog.

   Lakeland Terrier
Nimble and quick, the Lakeland Terrier has been used with great success to hunt fox. He is courageous, game and hard working.

   Manchester Terrier
Originating from England, the Manchester Terrier was used primarily for rat-killing. He is very devoted and keenly observant.

   Miniature Schnauzer
The Miniature Schnauzer possesses qualities that make it not only an avid dog of show, but a perfect house pet. He is excessively happy and highly adaptable.

   Norwich Terrier
Quite adept at pointing and hunting small game, the Norwich Terrier has been used with great success on rabbits, rats, grouse and pheasant. He is loyal and affectionate, making him the perfect companion.

   Scottish Terrier
The Scottish Terrier is known for his exemplary ratting abilities. He is spirited and rugged, yet gentle and loving.

   Sealyham Terrier
Bred primarily for working purposes, the Sealyham Terrier is an avid hunter. He is keen and alert with great determination.

   Skye Terrier
Once very popular with nobility, the Skye Terrier is a dog of great beauty. He is friendly and loyal, yet cautious in demeanor.

   Smooth Fox Terrier
Used as a sporting dog, the Smooth Fox Terrier has keen sight and scenting abilities. He is very popular in this country and has all the qualities of a good house pet.

   Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Commonly utilized by man for fighting and baiting, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier has suffered a bad reputation for ferociousness. In actuality he is a loyal, loving dog with a docile temperament.

   Welsh Terrier
Originating from Britain, the Welsh Terrier is very pure in breed. He is very spirited and eager to please.

   West Highland White Terrier
Rugged yet lighthearted, the West Highland White Terrier is an ideal house pet. He is merry, alert, and self-reliant.

   Wire Fox Terrier
The Wire Fox Terrier is brave, devoted and intelligent. He has been widely used, as his name implies, for hunting fox as well as other small game.