Category: Terriers

  • American Pit Bullterrier

    American Staffordshire Terrier

    Origin In the nineteenth century in the English region of Staffordshire, the muscular, active, combative Staffordshire bullterrier was developed by crossings among the bulldog and various terriers. Brought to the United States, the breed was perfected by American breeders who increased its weight and gave it a more powerful head The American Staffordshire Terrier, also […] More

  • Silky Terrier

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    Developed by crossings among the skye, cairn, and Yorkshire terriers, the silky is cousin to the Australian terrier. Its standard was first established in 1962 and was updated in 1967. It is also known as the Sidney terrier Description This is a compact but lightly built dog. Average height: 9 inches (22.5 cm.). Weight: from […] More

  • Bohemian Terrier

    Bohemian Terrier – Český teriér

    This breed was developed by the bohemian (Czechoslovakian) breeder Franta Horàk. It was officially recognized in 1963. The breed was created in 1948 as a cross between a Sealyham Terrier  and a Scottish Terrier, to create a terrier suitable for hunting in the forests of Bohemia. Although not a trained scientist, Horák worked for many […] More

  • Australian Terrier

    This breed was developed in Australia in the early years of last century by crossings among the Yorkshire, Skye, Norwich, and cairn terriers. It was officially recognized in 1933 Description: Average height: 10 inches (25 cm) Weight: 10 to 11 pounds (4.5 – 5 kg.). The Australian terrier is a short-legged, active, vivacious dog It has a […] More

  • German Hunting Terrier

    This breed was developed during the last century by crossings among various english den or lair hunting dogs. Description Its height must be under 16 inches (40 cm;). Weight between 20 and 22 pounds (9-10 kg.) for dogs; 17 to 19 pounds (7.5 – 8.5 kg.) for bitches. It has a powerful muzzle with pronounced […] More

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    Glen of Imaal Terrier

    Glen of Imaal Terrier

    The Glen of Imaal terier was first presented publicly at an irish dog show in 1933. It was imported into the U.S. in 1968 Description It is similar to the Welsh corgi, but its hair is hard and crinkly. Height: dogs 14 inches ( 36 cm.); bitches, 13 inches (33 cm.);. Weight:  dogs, 30 to […] More

  • Yorkshire Terrier

    The breed was developed during the last century by miners in the English county of Yorkshire who hoped to obtain a dog adapted to catching the terrible rats that infested the mine shafts. Crossings among the Skye terrier, the black-and-tan toy terrier, the Dandie Dinmont, and the Maltese all contributed to the makeup of this […] More

  • West Highland White Terrier

    In the middle of the nineteenth century it happened that a breeder of cairn terriers in the county of Argyll in England got some white pups in his litters. These dogs were selected and bred to obtain the West Highland white terrier, which is simply a white cairn The West Highland White Terrier, commonly known […] More

  • Welsh Terrier

    The breed was first presented in 1885, but in fact it had existed for some time as the olf reddish-black wirehaired terrier. Description Aesthetically it is a miniature of the Airedale from which it is descended through crossings with other terriers. Maximum height allowed 15 inches (39 cm.). Weight from 20 to 21 pounds (9-9.5 […] More

  • Soft-coated wheaten terrier

    This is the youngest representative of the vast family of terriers. Its first public presentation was in 1933. It is not well known outside county Kerry in Ireland Description it is a strong dog that moves gracefully Height: about 12 inches (30 cm.). Ideal weight: 35 pounds (15.8 kg.). It has a rather short muzzle, […] More

  • Skye Terrier

    The origin of the Skye terrier is connected with a shipwreck. In the early 1600’s a Spanish ship came to grief against the rocks of the island of Skye in the  Scottish Hebrides. Among the survivors were Maltese dogs that mated with local terriers. Description Its length should be twice its height. Average hight is […] More

  • Sealyham Terrier

    The Sealyham was developed in the middle of the nineteenth century by Captain John Edwards by crossing hounds, the Dandie Dinmont, the basset of Flanders, the corgi, The West Highland terrier, and the wirehaired fox terrier. It was officially recognized in 1910 More

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    Scottish Terrier

    This breed was developed in Scotland in 1700, but the dog with the size and shape we know today dates from 1800. Until that date, it was known as the Aberdeen terrier, after the town in which it was raised. Description The Scottish Terrier is a small, compact, short-legged, sturdily-built terrier of good bone and […] More

  • Norwich Terrier

    This dog first appeared during the second half of the nineteenth century under the name of Jones (the name of its breeder); but later it took the official name of Norwich, the city that gave it birth.. During World War I, the breed disappeared; it was later reconstructed from Bedlingtons,  bullterriers, and Irish terriers. Description […] More

  • Norfolk Terrier

    Originally from the county of Norfolk. The Norfolk Terrier is a British breed of dog. Prior to gaining recognition as an independent breed in 1964, it was a variety of the Norwich Terrier, distinguished from the “prick eared” Norwich by its “drop ears” (or folded ears). Together, the Norfolk and Norwich Terriers are the smallest of the working terriers. More