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Terriers (KC)

Terriers are a group of dogs commonly originally bred for hunting such animals as rabbits, badgers and foxes, which commonly go underground. The terrier would then have to dig them out or locate the animals so the hunter could dig them out.

Terriers are typically tough, brave, courageous energetic dogs and range from small to medium in size. There are a number of different kinds bred specifically for hunting specific animals or coping with differing types of landscape.

Many of the terrier breeds originate from the United Kingdom and some get there names from the areas they were used.

These days most terriers are used as companion pets. Some of the breeds are wire haired, which makes them a popular choice for people who don't want dogs that moult.

The terrier group itself can be split into more categories as follows:

Fighting Terriers such as the Staffordshire Bull terrier bred from Bulldogs and terriers.
Many of these breeds are popular family pets, although some are still bred for the purpose of fighting. Most common of these would be the Pit Bull Terrier.



Toy Terriers

Include breeds bred down to a small size. Apart from the smaller size they still keep all other terrier traits.

Working Terriers are those which pursue there prey underground and from there assist the hunters in various ways of trapping, holding the prey or just informing the hunter of the preys location.

List of Terrier Dog Breeds (by the Kennel Club)
Airedale Terrier
Australian Terrier
Bedlington Terrier
Border Terrier
Bull Terrier
Cairn Terrier
Cesky Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Irish Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
Manchester Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier
Norfolk Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Skye Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier

List of Other Terrier Dog Breeds from Around the World
American Pit Bull Terrier
Black Russian Terrier
Brazilian Terrier
Indian Bull Terrier
Jagdterrier
Kromfohrlander
Lucas Terrier
Plummer Terrier
Porcham Terrier
Rat Terrier
Tenterfield Terrier

 

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