12 Terrier Dog Breeds

Airedale Terrier The Airedale Terrier is the largest terrier. It is also known as the "King of Terriers". The Airedale was first domesticated in England's Aire Valley. They were trained to hunt rats and other vermin. The Airedale Terrier is a strong, stubborn and energetic dog. He needs obedience training and vigorous exercise every day.

Bedlington Terrier In the 1800s, the first breeding of the Bedlington Terrier in England was made. They hunted rats in farms and mines. They look and feel little lambs with their sleek sighthound appearance.

Bull Terrier The Bull Terrier was originally developed in England for use in dogfighting rings. The brutal sport was eventually banned, and the Bull Terrier became a beloved companion.

Cairn Terrier The Cairn Terrier, a Scottish Highlands-breed, was more than two centuries in age. It was Dorothy's Cairn Terrier, Toto's little dog. Cairns were a group made up of rocks with cairns. These dogs could kill rats and foxes, and were strong and tough. This is how the breed was called.

Irish Terrier An Irish Terrier is a medium-sized dog, which is strong and sturdy. It can be identified by its expressive expression and bright red hair. This dog is a unique mix of Irish and American breeds. This Irish-born dog is loyal to the family and a great hunter.

Jack Russell Terrier John Russell, an English vicar in the 1800s, invented the Jack Russell Terrier. Russell created two types: the Parson Russell Terrier, which has longer legs, and the Jack Russell Terrier, which has slightly shorter legs. Both types of terriers make great vermin dispatchers or fox hunters.

Kerry Blue Terrier Kerry Blue Terrier was a working terrier who was more than 100 year old when it was born in County Kerry in Ireland. It could retrieve, hunt and herd livestock. All Kerry Blue Terrier puppies were born black. As they age, the dog's hair turns a distinctive blue-gray colour. The Kerry Blue Terrier adult may have a light-to-medium-blue-gray color.

Miniature Schnauzer Miniature Schnauzers are smaller versions of the Standard Schnauzer. Both Schnauzer breeds and their cousin, the Giant Schnauzer were born in Germany. They were essential farm dogs and rats catchers.

Norwich Terrier The Norwich Terrier was named after the English city where it was born. It hunted foxes and could work in large groups. Although the Norwich Terrier is one small breed of terrier, it is affectionate and brave towards their family.

Scottish Terrier For centuries, the Scottish Terriers were prized for their ability to hunt badgers and foxes in the Scottish Highlands. They could also be used to kill rats and earn a living on farms. Although Scotties are small in stature, their bodies are long and strong. The black Scottish Terrier is the most popular, but it can also be found in a wheaten (lighter) and brindle (darker brown with Tiger strips).

West Highland White Terrier Many small-legged and short-legged terriers call Scotland home. The Cairn Terrier Dandie Terrier and the Scottish Terrier are two examples. However, the West Highland White Terrier is the only pure-white Scottish Terrier breed.