TERRIER GROUP

People familiar with this Group invariably comment on the distinctive terrier personality. These are feisty, energetic dogs whose sizes range from fairly small, as in the Norfolk, Cairn or West Highland White Terrier, to the grand Airedale Terrier. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals, including other dogs. Their ancestors were bred to hunt and kill vermin. Many continue to project the attitude that they're always eager for a spirited argument. Most terriers have wiry coats that require special grooming known as stripping in order to maintain a characteristic appearance. In general, they make engaging pets, but

require owners with the determination to match their dogs' lively characters.

AIREDALE TERRIER: CLEVER, FRIENDLY, COURAGEOUS​

AMERICAN HAIRLESS TERRIER: ENERGETIC, ALERT, CURIOUS

AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER: ​SMART, CONFIDENT, GOOD-NATURED

AUSTRALIAN TERRIER: ​SPIRITED, COURAGEOUS, AFFECTIONATE

BEDLINGTON TERRIER: FROLLICKING, CHARMING, LOYAL

BORDER TERRIER: PLUCKY, HAPPY, AFFECTIONATE

BULL TERRIER: PLAYFUL, CHARMING, MISCHIEVOUS

CAIRN TERRIER: CHEERFUL, ALERT, BUSY

CESKY TERRIER: CLEVER, ADVENTUROUS, FAMILY-ORIENTED

DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER: INDEPENDENT, PROUD, SMART

GLEN OF IMAAL TERRIER: GENTLE, BOLD, SPIRITED

IRISH TERRIER: BOLD, DASHING, TENDERHEARTED

KERRY BLUE TERRIER: SMART, ALERT, PEOPLE-ORIENTED

LAKELAND TERRIER: BOLD, FRIENDLY, CONFIDENT

MANCHESTER TERRIER: SPIRITED, BRIGHT, KEENLY OBSERVANT

MINIATURE BULL TERRIER: ​UPBEAT, MISCHIEVOUS, COMICAL

MINIATURE SCHNAUZER: FRIENDLY, SMART, OBEDIENT

NORFOLK TERRIER: ALERT, FEARLESS, FUN-LOVING

NORWICH TERRIER: ​ALERT, CURIOUS, AFFECTIONATE, GREGARIOUS, LOYAL

PARSON RUSSELL TERRIER: CLEVER, FRIENDLY, ATHLETIC

RAT TERRIER: FRIENDLY, LOVABLE, INQUISITIVE

RUSSELL TERRIER: ALERT, LIVELY, INQUISITIVE

SCOTTISH TERRIER: INDEPENDENT, CONFIDENT, SPIRITED

SEALYHAM TERRIER: ALERT, OUTGOING, SENSE OF HUMOR

SKYE TERRIER: COURAGEOUS, GOOD-TEMPERED, CANNY

SMOOTH FOX TERRIER: FRIENDLY, INDEPENDENT, AMUSING

SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIER: HAPPY, FRIENDLY, DEEPLY DEVOTED

STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER: BRAVE, TENACIOUS, CLEVER

WELSH TERRIER: FRIENDLY, SPIRITED, INTELLIGENT

WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER: HAPPY, LOYAL, ENTERTAINING

WIRE FOX TERRIER: GREGARIOUS, ALERT, CONFIDENT

 


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