Terrier Dog Breeds

An overview of terrier dog breeds

Airedale Terrier

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The Airedale Terriers are often called the King of Terriers because they are the largest of the terrier dog breeds. They were originally bred to hunt otters in and around the valleys of River Aire. In the United Kingdom, they have also been utilized as police dogs. Airdale Terriers are known to be an energetic and alert breed. They are not aggressive but can be described as fearless. Airdale Terriers can make a friendly family dog but are also working dogs that need ample exercise. They are great for hunting families. They can display some herding characteristics although they will get along well with small animals if they are raised with them and have been socialized well.

American Staffordshire Terrier

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The American Staffordshire Terrier is known for being a courageous and strong dog. They have an athletic build and are intelligent dogs that are well suited for many dog sports including obedience, agility, tracking and conformity. They have stocky bodies with extremely strong and powerful heads. The American Staffordshire Terrier thrives when they have been given a job to do and feel like they are part of a family.

Australian Terrier

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The Australian terrier is a small but sturdy dog. They love being able to work and are very suitable as companion dogs. The Australian Terrier was developed to assist its owner in the Australian outback. They are used to working side by side the pioneers to control vermin and snake populations. They are also very alert dogs because they’re used to alerting their owners when intruders approached and to help tend livestock. The Australian Terrier can be a friendly and affectionate family dog for an active family.

Bedlington Terrier

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The Bedlington Terrier almost looks like a little lamb. They are a very playful and cheerful dog breed that makes a great family companion. They love being with children and are also quite friendly towards strangers. That being said, they’re very loyal and lively. During training, Bedlington Terriers can be willful and stubborn so it is important to make sure that the owner is very certain of what they’re doing and appear confident. Just like many other terrier dog breeds, the Bedlington Terrier needs to be socialized from a very young age so that they can learn to get along with small animals, cats and other dogs when they’re full grown.

Border Terrier

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Border Terriers are some of the most tractable terrier dogs. They are inquisitive and love to keep busy. They are known to be friendly. They are also biddable. They love to hunt and make great working dogs. They can be independent so it is important to keep them on a leash because they tend to roam around when given the chance. They are generally good with other dogs and even cats, but not with rodents. They love to dig and also sometimes, bark, so it is important to train them well from a very young age.


  1. Brittney1019 says

    I am so mad no boston terrier I have never ever since the second I was born lived without a boston terrier they are great watch dogs. they love people and attention I highly recommend them as pets whether you live alone or have small children in the house. you should look into getting one

  2. says

    Terriers are trouble fullstop! I made the mistake of getting a Welsh as my first dog. I never want to go through those first 6 months again….ever. He’s alright now though at 3, still fairly lively but understands when its chill time for his parents :)

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