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The Airedale Terrier is bold, playful and adventurous with high energy levels. Find more great info here including Airedale rescue and how to find reputable Airedale breeders

The American Staffordshire Terrier or ‘Amstaff’ for short is  stocky, muscular and impressive to behold. They can be intimidating and require a strong willed owner & good socialisation, but make wonderful pets when properly trained.

Australian Terriers are high energy workers, easily aroused by quick movement. They are plucky, fun loving and adventurous and need lots to do. To find a reputable Australian Terrier breeder or rescue group just click the pic!

Graceful and lamb-like, Bedlington Terriers are calm and sweet natured with their owners, but spirited and playful when given the chance. They retain some inherited dog aggressive traits so full socialisation is mandatory.

The Border Terrier is sweet natured and affectionate, just as happy lying beside the fire as he is on playing out all day.

Find out why they are one of the most popular breeds around today

The Cairn Terrier is lively and friendly.

 A good family dog that is eager to please and craves attention. Why not discover more about this plucky breed

Cesky Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an independent if somewhat stubborn little dog, reserved with strangers but affectionate towards their family. Discover more Dandie Dinmont information here.

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types-of-terrier30 types of terrier are recognised by the AKC which makes the terrier group varied and versatile indeed. Smart witted and feisty, try this must read quick guide to all types of terrier dogs.

The term terrier derives from the Latin word terra meaning ‘earth’, many rodents and pests such as rats or foxes live in burrows and tunnels, terriers are specifically bred to chase after their prey by ‘going to ground’, they do this with immense enthusiasm and gusto.

Terriers are good for people who:

Terriers are not so good for people:

Feisty, Energetic And Fun. Life With A Terrier Is Never Dull.

What Types Of Terrier Would Suit You Best?

The  Bull Terrier Is instantly recognizable!

This powerful & energetic breed is very versatile indeed and not to be confused with his smaller cousin the Miniature Bull Terrier

Glen Of Imaal Terrier

The Irish Terrier is a very distinguished looking chap with a definite rowdy streak, similar in appearance to an Airedale though smaller, Irish Terriers are a good natured feisty and active breed.

The Jack Russell Terrier is the archetypal terrier whose inquisitive and extrovert nature make them an ever popular favourite.

Kerry Blue Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier is an alert, active and curious breed with a fun loving nature.

Lakeland Terriers love to play and hunt making for an entertaining and endearing pet.

The Manchester Terrier is clean, lean, catlike and surprisingly robust for such a delicate looking dog. Curious and well behaved Manchester Terriers adapt well to any size living space.

The Miniature Bull Terrier shares the same comical, fun-loving and determined nature as their larger cousin the Bull Terrier but in a much smaller package

The Miniature Schnauzer like many terriers is lively, inquisitive and persistent. Responsive and affectionate Mini Schnauzers are great company.

The Norfolk Terrier dog breed is a feisty little hunter, a great watch dog and with a responsiveness that makes for an excellent family companion.

The Norwich Terrier is a feisty little hunter, responsive and loyal to their owners. Generally friendly with strangers this terrier dog breed also makes a good watchdog.

The Parson Jack Russell is the show cousin of its scrappier relative the Jack  Russell, Easily aroused and extrovert this little fella is all terrier

The Rat Terrier is an intelligent, curious and energetic little dog with a friendly and affable charm. Highly adaptable, they get on with most people and animals - except of course Rats.

The Scottish Terrier is a tough, independent minded and determined breed, fearless and ready for action but always devoted to their family.

The Sealyham Terrier is a robust, resilient and workmanlike terrier breed, alert and fearless they are always ready to investigate

The Skye Terrier is a dignified and sensitive breed, made famous by Greyfriar's Bobby, a devoted Skye who slept on his master's grave for 14 years this is a breed noted for it's loyalty.

The Smooth Fox Terrier was developed to hunt badgers and foxes both above and below ground. The Fox Terrier is one of the most lively and alert members of the terrier family

The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a spirited and good natured little fellow. Wheaten Terriers are much gentler than other types of terrier and generally responsive to their owner's wishes.

The (English) Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an outgoing breed famously affectionate with children. Its great popularity in recent times has sadly created something of a rescue crisis in UK shelters.

The Welsh Terrier  is a playful and cheeky character, yet calm and sensible enough to make a reliable house pet. Independent minded  and curious makes for  a good all round “no-frills” family dog

The West Highland White Terrier is a very intelligent dog who loves human companionship and is equally happy to be with them both indoors and outdoors, they are a happy, curious affectionate if somewhat demanding breed.

The Wire Fox Terrier is the rough haired Fox Terrier version of its smoother cousin and shares similar characteristics; being active & alert needing plenty to do in order to keep them out of mischief.

Airedale Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier Cairn Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier Irish Terrier Kerry Blue Terrier Rat Terrier west highland white terrier

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Types Of Terrier

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A high proportion of terrier dog breeds come from the British Isles and different breeds have evolved for different reasons, working men created sport by hunting rats around industrial buildings, others worked alongside hound packs to drive a fox from its earth or hold it in situ whilst hunters  dug it out, fighting dogs with powerful jaws were also developed out of badger baiting breeds.

types-of-terrierAs a group, terriers of all sizes display a bravery and confidence often in direct proportion to the size of the the perceived threat, even the smallest of terriers can make great watchdogs.

This confidence coupled with stubbornness means they can get themselves into trouble as they simply don’t back down, even if facing off a challenge from something much bigger than themselves.

types-of-terrierTerrier dog breeds have always been popular, their scrappy self reliance, intelligence and independent nature means they are great farm dogs or household companions. When times were hard they displayed self reliance being able to fend for themselves by scavenging rather than relying on being fed.

Whilst most of us today do not live on farms or suffer great poverty, the qualities that the terrier group possess in abundance carries through till today, we love their feisty, busy and confident attitude .

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