Terrier Dog Breeds

Terrier Dog Breeds

The types of  terrier is curious because in many of the races that carry that “last name” it is not entirely clear their membership in this group, because the physical characteristics they share have already disappeared, as is the case of the Boston terrier, or for the same age of the race. Another case is that of dogs like the Russian black terrier, which belongs to the schnauzer group and not the terrier group, despite bearing that name, or the dachshund, which despite its past as an underground hunter, is not a “recognized” terrier. Mysteries of history, in short.

They tend to share, as we see in the gallery, a determined, brave and active character, they enjoy outdoors and exercising and are good companions of children. They have been crossed for years with hunting dogs to promote their skills in this field, so most of these breeds retain a strong instinct that, since they are already fully adapted to family life, will be observed especially in their form of playing

One of its peculiarities is that there are great differences between some races and others, especially in size. From the Airedale terrier to the popular Jack Russell, for example, there is a difference of almost 20 kg. Many of them share a difficult past, as they have also been used as fighting dogs, being subject to uncontrolled crossings. Those who have suffered most from this circumstance have been bull type dog terriers, which are still subject to prejudice.

Currently, they are mostly family dogs, who enjoy the company of their humans and lead an active life. They enjoy nature and the game, most have a noble and balanced character and have a great facility to adapt to any environment.

Airedale Terrier

It is one of the largest dogs in the terrier family and has a working dog past. It is a very active animal with a great personality, and its physique is muscular and corpulent.

Australian silky terrier

It has qualities of a hunting dog, but it has fully adapted to family life and is now an excellent companion dog. Few physical features differentiate it from the yorkshire terrier: longer and smoother hair and a somewhat smaller stature.

Bull terrier

Despite its bad reputation, the bull terrier is an affectionate and attentive dog by nature, although it can be stubborn. It requires a good education to correct it, but it is a balanced animal and very good with children.