Terrier Dog Breeds

A Terrier Group is a dog of any one of many breeds of terrier type, which are typically small, wiry, very active and fearless dogs. Terrier breeds vary greatly in size from just a couple of pounds to over 70 pounds and are usually categorized by size or function. There are five different groups with each group having several different breeds. In general, a Terrier Group includes one particular type of dog, the Terrier, although other types may be included in a kennel club's Terrier Group. Terriers were used to control rats, rabbits, and foxes both over and under the ground. In fact, the word terrier comes from the Middle French terre, derived from the Latin terra, meaning earth. Terrier is also the modern French for "burrow". Today, most terriers are kept as companion dogs and family pets. They are generally loyal and affectionate to their owners but can be "big characters" requiring a firm hand.


Airedale Terrier  American Staffordshire Terrier American Water Terrier Australian Terrier Bedlington Terrier
Airedale Terrier American
Staffordshire Terrier
 
American
Water Terrier
 
Australian Terrier  Bedlington Terrier 
         
Black Russian Terrier  Border Terrier Boston Terrier Bull Terrier Cairn Terrier 
Black Russian Terrier  Border Terrier   Boston Terrier Bull Terrier   Cairn Terrier
         
Cesky Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier  German Pinscher  Glen of Imaal Terrier Irish Terrier 
 Cesky Terrier Dandie
Dinmont Terrier
 
German Pinscher   Glen of
Imaal Terrier

 Irish Terrier
 Kerry Blue Terrier  Lakeland Terrier  Manchester Terrier  Miniature Bull Terrier  Norfolk Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier Lakeland Terrier  Manchester Terrier  Miniature
Bull Terrier
 
Norfolk Terrier 
         
Norwich Terrier  Parson Russell Terrier  Scottish Terrier  Sealyham Terrier Silky Terrier 
Norwich Terrier  Parson Russell Terrier   Scottish Terrier Sealyham Terrier  Silky Terrier 
         
 Skye Terrier  Smooth Fox Terrier  Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier  Staffordshire Bull Terrier  Tibetan Terrier
Skye Terrier  Smooth Fox Terrier  Soft Coated
Wheaten Terrier
 
Staffordshire
Bull Terrier
 
Tibetan Terrier 
         
Toy Fox Terrier Welsh Terrier  West Highland White Terrier   Wire Fox Terrier Yorkshire Terrier 
Toy Fox Terrier  Welsh Terrier  West Highland
White Terrier
 
Wire Fox Terrier   Yorkshire Terrier

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