Terrier Dogs

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier   Origin and brief history: The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is believed to be one of the oldest breeds to originate in Ireland.  It is believed they are related to the Kerry Blue Terrier.  The breed was a popular dog for those who...

American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

  American Staffordshire Terrier     Origin and brief history To give an more accurate background on the origin of the breed, we must also talk about two two other dogs, the Bulldog and the terrier. The Bulldog was bred until the early part of the 19th...

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  Staffordshire Bull Terrier Origin and Brief History   Ranking in the top five of the most popular English breeds, the “Staffy” or Staffordshire Bull Terrier has distanced themselves from an unflattering attachment to their ancestral heritage as a fighting...

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier The Bull Terrier has a unique odd shaped head that looks very much like an egg and they have small eyes that have the shape of a triangle. These defining features make it hard to mistake the Bull Terrier for any other dog, and has made it a favorite...

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

  Airedale Terrier   Origin and brief history The Airedale Terrier (often called "Airedale") is a breed of dog belonging to the Terrier family. The breed originated in Airedale, a neighborhood in Yorkshire, England. It is "King of the Terriers" since it is the...

Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

      Origin and Brief History Irish terriers are considered one of the oldest terrier breeds, originally found in Country Cork, Ireland the exact descendants of this breed are unknown. The Irish terrier breed is expected to be around two-thousand years...

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier   Origin and brief history The Bedlington Terrier is a small bred named from Bedlington, Northumberland which is a mining town in North East England. Originally known as Rodbury Terriers, named after the Lord of Rothbury’s, because of his like of...

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer Origin and Brief History A Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of dog from Germany. The word Schnauzer comes from the German word "Schnauze.” It means which means muzzle in German. They were used to chase away rats from people’s homes. The Miniature...

Fox Terrier

Fox Terrier

Fox Terrier     Origin and brief history: There are two kinds of Fox Terriers: Smooth Fox Terriers and Wire Fox Terriers. They come from the early 19th century. They are traced back to several other breeds of the British terriers and are linked with many...

Border Terrier

Border Terrier

    The Benevolence of the Border Terrier Will Burrow Into Your Heart Origin and Brief History   From their earliest days of bolting foxes, battling rodents, to backing badgers and other hunted animals into corners, the Border Terrier has been one of...

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Origin and brief history:   West Highland White Terrier, also lovingly known as Westy or Westie is a tiny breed of dog that comes from the Scotland. The Westy was initially developed for hunting. Edward Donald Malcolm was responsible for developing the Westy. He...

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier   Origin and brief history The Jack Russell Terrier is a small breed of terrier. It has an origin in fox hunting and was first bred by Reverend John Russell. He was a hunting enthusiast born in 17955. After the death of Reverend Russell, only...

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier Origin and brief history: As the breed name implies, the Scottish Terrier was bred in Scotland during the 1700’s.  Initially, the breed was called the Aberdeen Terrier, named after a town in Scotland.  It is one of five terrier breeds that originated...

Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier

  The Norwich Terrier   Origin and Brief History: Emerging from a long line of rat terriers, the Norwich Terrier’s origins can be traced back to late 19th century England in an area called East Anglia. The offspring of a Cantab Terrier and a brindle colored mixed...

Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier

      Origin and brief history The Australian Terrier descends from Great Britain; however the breed was developed in Australia. They come from rough coated type terriers brought from Great Britain to Australia in the early 19th century. The Australian...

Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

  Cairn Terrier   Origin and brief history The Cairn Terrier originates from the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye.  It is one of the oldest terrier breeds. This breed is also Scotland’s earliest working dog. They are used for burrowing and hunting...

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Origin and Brief History: The Yorkshire Terrier or "Yorkie" is one of the smallest types of Terrier Breeds whose origins go back to the 19th Century in Yorkshire England.  Like many terriers, they were bred to be small rodent specialists, and were especially used to...

Silky Terrier

Silky Terrier

  Silky Terrier   Origin and brief history: Silky Terrier, also known as Sydney Terrier or Australian Silky Terrier is a tiny breed of dog that comes from the Terrier dog family. It’s called The Australian Silky Terrier because they were bred in Australia....