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Knowing More Dog Information--Terrier Dog

Jun 24, 2008
The personality of a lively child put into dog- this might be a more precise way of describing the general personality of terriers. However, as it appears, that still would not justify their temperaments.

These dogs came from the British Isles where they were first exposed to hunting fox, rat, otter and the likes over and under the ground. And as its name implies, 'terrier' came from the word "terra" which means, "earth".

While terriers may be identified through their prominent physical attributes, they are still divided into various breeds that segregate one kind from another.

Below are the subgroups of the terrier breed:

Show Terriers- these are basically bred as small dogs and are utilized for show rings.

Bull and Terrier Types- these are cross-breeds between bull dogs and terriers. Only in the last quarter of 1800's did the breeders segregate a number of bull dogs from terrier types for distinction.

Hunting and Working Terriers- the breed that was basically bred for hunting.

Toy Terriers- These are the smaller type of terriers, which are basically categorized into the companion breed.

More information about terrier dogs:

Airedale Terrier- This is categorized to be the largest dog in the Terrier breed. Standing an average of 23 inches from the shoulder, this dog shows off both beauty and elegance that make them fit for both dog obedience trials and ring shows.

Australian Terrier- probably one of the dog types that have gotten to several out-crossings with other dog breeds. A cross breed between the forerunner of Dandie Dinmont and rough coated terrier is said to have been migrated into England, United Kingdom. The offspring of which was brought to Australia. With the scarcity of dog breeds in this land, numbers of dogs had been crossbred into it which later resulted to a small type having the characteristics of terriers while being a good watchdog and ratter. It stands 10 to 11 inches with a life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.

Border Terrier- a true-blue working terrier, this dog is marked by its medium built while proving to work far better than what its appearance may show. Border Terriers are agile and alert while having the ability to fit into narrow gaps especially in hunting time. Also, aside from its being affectionate and good adaptation to training, Border terriers can also make good family pets.

There are of course more variety of other terrier species. Initially, you might find them interesting enough to catch your attention but a closer look would lead you to further get oriented with them. Who knows, you might find your ideal type of dog in this particular breed.
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