Terrier Dogs

Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier dog breed‘s zest for life is contagious, and they always enjoy themselves to the fullest. Bred to hunt independently, with all the self-determination and intelligence that entails, the happy and lively Welshie rarely gets tired and wants to spend their days having fun, fun, fun! Even though …

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Lakeland Terrier

Lakeland Terriers were originally bred to hunt the foxes that preyed on sheep during the lambing season in Northern England’s Lake District. Today’s Lakies, as these lively, feisty little dogs are nicknamed, are affectionate, friendly, and self-confident. Even though these are purebred dogs, some may still end up in the …

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Manchester Terrier

The lively, spirited Manchester Terrier dog breed is a true terrier. Bred in Manchester, England for ratting and rabbit coursing, this dog has game and they love to show it. The Gentleman’s Terrier (as they’re known in Victorian England) is not a sparring dog but loves a good chase. This …

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Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer dog breed has it all in one small package: intelligence, affection, an extroverted temperament, humor, and a personality that’s twice as big as their bodies. Throw in that walrus mustache and quivering enthusiasm, and they’ll make you laugh every day. Although these are purebred dogs, you may …

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Mountain Feist

The Mountain Feist is a dog breed that was bred in the rural South of the United States of America to be a hunting dog of small vermin — specifically a “treeing dog,” which means the type of hunting dog that chases above-ground, rather than digging underground. Today, these dogs …

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Norfolk Terrier

The Norfolk Terrier is what’s considered a “big dog in a small package.” Alert, gregarious, and nimble, they’re a loyal companion with the heart of a working terrier. Although these are purebred dogs, you may still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt! Don’t shop if this is …

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Norwich Terrier

The Norwich Terrier originated as a ratter on farms but moved up in the world to bolt foxes from their dens during hunts. Today, they’re amusing companions who serve double duty by keeping your home and yard free of rats and other vermin. Although these are purebred dogs, you may …

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Patterdale Terrier

The spunky and energetic Patterdale Terrier is a very popular dog in the United States but originated in the United Kingdom. Compact, confident, and independent, this beloved dog was originally bred to hunt foxes and rabbits. Although these are purebred dogs, you may still find them in shelters and rescues. …

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Rat Terrier

Members of the Rat Terrier dog breed are adorable, little, digging escape artists who are true terriers: feisty, funny, energetic, lively, vermin-chasing, and incapable of being boring. Stubborn as all get out, they are not big on pleasing people, but the people who love them laugh all the time. Even …

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