Category: Terriers

  • 8 Interesting Facts About Yorkshire Terriers

    8 Interesting Facts About Yorkshire Terriers

    It is a known fact that dogs have been our best companions for as much as 33,000 years. Numerous dog breeds have been out there with different sizes, shapes and unique characteristics. Yorkshire Terriers are a small, intelligent breed and they are loved by many from all around the world. Here are 8 facts about […] More

  • The King of Terriers - Airedale Terriers

    The King of Terriers – Airedale Terriers

    The Airedale terrier was developed to be an independent and courageous hunter in England. These traits carry over in the breed today. The dog breed is intelligent and “reads” human ques easily to identify friends or foes. It is said that the Airedale does not start fights, he finishes them. To demonstrate this point, there […] More

  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier - The Teddy Bear Lives

    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier – The Teddy Bear Lives

    If you are not familiar with this breed, you are in for a treat. When first meeting a Wheaten you are struck by the beautiful coloring of its coat, hence its name, contrasted with dark penetrating eyes, black lips and a large black nose. These terriers are mild-mannered and outgoing dogs that will instantly become […] More

  • Tibetan Terrier

    Tibetan Terrier

    Origin This is an ancient breed that has contributed to the development of all the other Tibetan breeds, from the Shih-Tzû to the Lhasa Apso to the Tibetan spaniel Description The Tibetan Terrier is a powerful, medium-sized dog of square proportions, with a shaggy coat. They vary widely in height and weight, ranging from 14-16 […] More

  • Boston Terrier

    Boston Terrier

    Origin The breed was developed through long breeding of the bulldog, the French bulldog, the bullterrier, and the boxer. It was first shown in Boston in 1870. It is thus an American dog with French and English blood Description The Boston Terrier is a compactly-built, well-proportioned dog. It has a square-looking head with erect ears […] More

  • 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

    Silky Terrier – video

    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

  • 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