People familiar with this Group invariably comment on the distinctive terrier personality. These are feisty, energetic dogs whose sizes range from fairly small, as in the Norfolk, Cairn or West Highland White Terrier, to the grand Airedale Terrier. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals, including other dogs. Their ancestors were bred to hunt and kill vermin. Many continue to project the attitude that they’re always eager for a spirited argument. Most terriers have wiry coats that require special grooming known as stripping in order to maintain a characteristic appearance. In general, they make engaging pets, but require owners with the determination to match their dogs’ lively characters. AKC

 

Dogs Included In The Terrier Group

Rаt Terrier

Terrier Group
Rаt Terrier
Orіgіnаtіng іn England, thе Rаt Terrier wаѕ used аѕ rodent аnd small game hunters. Thеу were also treasured аѕ adoring,...
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Cesky Terrier

Terrier Group
Cesky Terrier
by Petful.com   The Cesky Terrier was founded by Frantisek Horak in the Czech Republic. The Cesky Terrier is also...
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Fox Terrier

Terrier Group
Fox Terrier
by AHLN Before the establishment of the perfect dog breed to accompany hunters during fox hunting, it was almost impossible...
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West Highland White Terrier

Terrier Group
West Highland White Terrier
Full of spunk and dauntlessly courageous; these and more are what makes the West Highland White Terrier an absolute charmer...
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Welsh Terrier

Terrier Group
Welsh Terrier
The Welsh Terrier is an on the go fun dog. It likes a lot of exercise but can live in...
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Toy Fox Terrier

Terrier Group
Toy Fox Terrier
by skyoudes The Toy Fox Terrier is directly descended from the Smooth Fox Terrier and has long awaited official recognition...
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Terrier Group
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
When people hear the name Bull Terrier, it is inevitable that they have second thoughts about meeting this breed or...
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Smooth Fox Terrier

Terrier Group
Smooth Fox Terrier
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a energetic, playful always on the go barking dog. They can be quarrelsome and actually...
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Skye Terrier

Terrier Group
Skye Terrier
The Skye Terrier does not need a lot of exercise so they can do well in an apartment. They make...
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Scottish Terrier

Terrier Group
Scottish Terrier
by snackerz The Scottish Terrier (nicknamed the "Scottie" and known also as the "Aberdeen Terrier") is among the most popular...
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Norwich Terrier

Terrier Group
Norwich Terrier
by krakovsky The Norwich Terrier is an active breed that can live in an apartment as long as she can...
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Miniature Schnauzer

Terrier Group
Miniature Schnauzer
by parthenocissus_henryana Who wouldn't recognize this little breed when it is America's top 11 most popular breed? I'm talking about...
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Manchester Terrier

Terrier Group
Manchester Terrier
These terriers derive from the old black and tan terrier breed in England. Back in those days, terriers weren't known...
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Lakeland Terrier

Terrier Group
Lakeland Terrier
The Lakeland Terrier is a happy dog that makes a great pet. They can be kept in an apartment as...
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Terrier Group
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a good choice for an apartment or house. They do not need a great deal...
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Airedale Terrier

Terrier Group
Airedale Terrier
The Airedale Terrier (also named the "King of Terriers", "Waterside Terrier" or "Airedale" for short) is the largest of all...
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Sealyham Terrier

Terrier Group
Sealyham Terrier
The Sealyham Terrier does well in an apartment as they do not require a lot of exercise. They are barkers...
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American Pit Bull Terrier (American Staffordshire Terrier)
A lot of people fear the name American Pit Bull Terrier because they tend to picture aggressive and vicious human...
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Boston Terrier

Terrier Group
Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is a well loved and one of the few all-American dog breeds though he is, at the...
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Miniature Bull Terrier

Terrier Group
Miniature Bull Terrier
Once known as a gladiator in the bull baiting pit, the Standard Bull Terrier has come a long way and...
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