Dog Breeds and Terrier Types: 24 Terrier Dogs

Originally developed as a farm dog that might hunt vermin like rats, foxes, and badgers, terriers are a breed of dog. In eighteenth-century Britain, these were the only long- and short-legged terriers recognized as legitimate terrier breeds. Although each breed has its own distinctive traits, terriers in general are devoted, perceptive, and loving. The majority of types make wonderful family dogs, require a lot of activity, and thrive when given a task to complete.

1 - Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

A compact and hardy domestic dog breed is the Scottish Terrier. The Scottish Terrier was created from a number of old Highland Terrier breeds many hundreds of years ago. It is high-spirited, independent-minded, determined, and very playful.

2 - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

These frequently misunderstood pets are full of love. The Kennel Club describes the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as "very clever and friendly, especially with children." Despite having been developed as a fighting breed, they make excellent household pets.

3 - Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale is referred to as the "King of Terriers" and is the biggest of all terrier breeds. The Aire Valley in England is where the breed originated, and there it was employed to hunt ducks and eliminate pests like rats. The Airedale Terrier requires a lot of agility training from an early age as well as plenty of intense daily activity because it is a robust, spirited, and occasionally rebellious dog.

4 - Miniature Bull Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier

The Miniature Bull Terrier is a petite, stocky dog that is incredibly strong. The Miniature Bull Terrier is nearly identical to a full-sized Bull Terrier in terms of both appearance and disposition after being selectively developed from smaller instances of that breed.

5 - Border Terrier

Border Terrier

The Border Terrier is a breed that can live in the city or the country and is energetic and versatile. These friendly, trainable dogs were originally developed for fox hunting just on the border of Northumberland and Scotland. They have a wiry coat that is hypoallergenic.

6 - Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

In the 18th century, rats and other vermin were pursued by Bedlington Terriers on farms and in mining towns in their native England. They have a sleek, sighthound-like form and feel like young lambs. They have a reputation for being kind and friendly, yet when a furry animal is in their sights, they are incredibly brave and determined.

7 - Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell is indeed a small, energetic, and tamed terrier dog. Jack Russells are referred to as the "small dog with the big attitude" because they are compact, strong, and extremely active.

8 - West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Westies, as they're affectionately called, are described as being "small, lively, and full of self-esteem." Midway through the nineteenth century, the Malcolms of Poltalloch, in Argyllshire, Scotland, developed the breed as a working dog for the moors. It was easier to spot them thanks to their dazzling white coat, which was advantageous.

9 - Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

When the violent sport of dog fighting was abolished, the Bull Terrier breed was modified to become the regal and affectionate companion it is today. The breed was initially developed in England to be a ferocious competitor in dog-fighting rings. With a lengthy face that resembles a horse's, the Bully is full of character and possesses one of the most unusual canine features. Because the Bull Terrier is prone to resistance, consistent and early training is essential.

10 - Irish Terrier

Irish Terrier

The medium-sized Irish Terrier is one of the older terrier breeds. This charming bearded dog is energetic and flexible, making him appropriate for life in both the city and the countryside.

11 - Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

The smallest working terrier breed, the Norfolk Terrier, measures barely 10 inches to a shoulder and is alert, fearless, and affectionate. However, they made up for their lack of stature with their personalities. They are hypoallergenic due to their wire hair and adore people, especially kids.

12 - Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier originally came to the Scottish Highlands over two centuries ago and gained worldwide fame as Dorothy's tiny dog Toto in the 1939 motion picture The Wizard of Oz. The sturdy, fearless tiny dogs, from whom the breed took its name, hunted out foxes, rats, and other hairy creatures from piles of rocks known as cairns.

13 - Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is now a medium- to small-sized domestic dog of American origin that resembles the English terrier breeds in obvious and reasonable ways due to its hefty build and muscular build.

14 - Kerry Blue Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

The Kerry Blue Terrier was a working terrier that had its beginnings in the County Kerry mountains in Ireland more than a century ago. It possessed a variety of skills, involving hunting, retrieving, or even herding animals. Kerry Blue Terrier puppies are all born black. As the dog ages, the coat progressively takes on its unique blue-gray shade.

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15 - Fox Terrier (wire)

Fox Terrier

The Wire Fox Terrier has a "distinctive wiry coat" and is "kind, candid, and courageous." This breed demands stimulation and care because it is clever and spirited. Snow is Tintin's Adventure's iconic Wire Fox Terrier.

16 - Rat Terrier

Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier was created in the United States in the 19th century and was employed to hunt and kill rats as well as other rodents on farms, despite the fact that the majority of terriers were produced in Great Britain. There are two sizes of rat terriers: tiny and standard. They are passionate, active, and tenacious little dogs who require a lot of daily playtime and exercise to be happy.

17 - Parson Russell Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier

The Parson Russell Terrier is attentive and active, frequently performing well in dog sports like agility challenges. These terriers, which should not be confused with the Jack Russell, are bred to assist in fox and badger hunting. Make sure you're prepared to provide them with plenty of exercise if you're thinking about getting one.

18 - Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier

One of the smallest terrier breeds is the Australian Terrier, or "Aussie." It has short legs, a strong build, a large head, triangular, upright ears, and dark brown eyes.

19 - Norwich Terrier

Norwich Terrier

The Norwich Terrier, so named after the English city where it first appeared, chased foxes by sprinting alongside the hunters in sizable packs. One of the tiniest terrier breeds, the Norwich Terrier is also one of the most loving and courageous.

20 - Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terriers are "warmhearted, smart, and rarely shy." They are regarded as being one of the oldest dog breeds still in existence in the UK because they were formerly employed to hunt foxes, badgers, or even otters. They make loving and loyal pets, but they aren't afraid of a challenge!

21 - American Staffordshire Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffy, also known as the American Staffordshire Terrier or Amstaff, is a standard-sized breed of domestic dog that is extremely muscular and active. It has a short, smooth coat and a personality that is both fiercely devoted and brave.

22 - American Hairless Terrier

American Hairless Terrier

The American Hairless Terrier is a breed that was developed from naturally hairless Rat Terriers. Except for the lack of a coat, they are very similar to Rat Terriers.Owners should take the necessary steps to shield this breed from the sun's rays and the cold. The height and weight ranges for American Hairless Terriers are twelve to sixteen inches and twelve to sixteen pounds, respectively. Their lifespan ranges from 12 to 14 years on average.

23 - Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier

Originating in Czechoslovakia, the Cesky Terriers They have a Scottish Terrier-like appearance and behavior. They are tall with thin legs, wiry fur, and a beard that is scruffy. Intelligent and crafty, Cairn terriers form strong bonds with their owners.

24 - Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terriers are small, standing eight to eleven inches tall and weighing between 18 and 24 pounds. Their typical lifespan ranges from twelve to fifteen years. On the border between England and Scotland, dogs were originally bred to chase badgers and otters. They are renowned for being devoted and affectionate guardians who form strong bonds with their owners, but they may not get along with other animals. Regular grooming is required to maintain the appearance of their coarse double coat.

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