Terrier Group

Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier

There may not be another breed that enjoys the bright lights and red carpet treatment as the Wire Fox Terrier does. This former burrower is the king of dog shows, not to mention, owning the Westminster. Handsome and smart, the Wire Fox will excel in things other breeds wish they …

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West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

If you see a moving cotton ball around the backyard, no need to get the fear, that’s just the lovable West Highland White Terrier. Said to be the youngest of the Scottish Terrier lot, the Westie is as bold as they are show boaters.  If you want bestie like the Westie — …

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier may have a vicious past, but this muscular and compact breed is actually a softie when it comes to family. For those who know the Staffie, they also know the misperceptions about the breed. Of course, most of the “unflattering” perceptions is hardly the Staffie’s fault. …

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Smooth Fox Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

During the 19th century, there was no smoother dog at bolting a fox than the Smooth Fox Terrier. Yet, fox bolting wasn’t the breed’s only trade they would excel at. And if it wasn’t for their Wire Fox counterpart, you may say that the Smooth Fox was the king of …

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

There aren’t many jobs that the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier can’t nor hasn’t done. Indeed, the Wheaten Terrier was an all purpose farm dog for the poor man. Here is a breed that had a brush with extinction during the beginning of the 20th century. Moreover, the Soft Coated Wheaten …

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Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Once upon a time, the Norfolk Terrier went by the name, Norwich, until Kennel Club’s around the world would agree the breed was deserving of distinction. Bred as a badger hunter and ratter, the Norfolk, is one of the smallest working terriers around. They may be tenacious out in the …

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Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier

While they may be one of the smallest working terriers, the Norwich Terrier has a personality and work ethic as large as any breed. Once upon a time, this breed was a reliable source for controlling rat populations. Indeed, that is largely due to their low to the ground and …

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Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

Just how smart is the Miniature Schnauzer? They are the smartest breed in the Terrier Group—and get this—they aren’t even Terriers.  The smallest of the Schnauzer trio, but certainly the most popular, it is easy to see why so many people love this dog. How can you not? Perhaps it’s …

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Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

If you’ve been looking for a fearless and loyal redhead, well the Irish Terrier may be the dog for you. The “Daredevil” as some people call them, is one of four native Ireland breeds. In fact, they may be the original native terrier from Ireland. While their fame grew in …

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Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Are you looking for a best pal but at the same time in need of driving out pests? The answer may very well be with the Cairn Terrier; an alert, busy, and cheerful breed out of the highlands in Scotland. This old rat chaser has been a favorite of the U.K. …

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