Scottish Terrier: Monopolizing Attention with its Iconic Looks

Scottish Terrier profile on white background

There are lots of well-known dog breeds, but how many are instantly recognizable by their silhouette? With its pointy ears, short stature, elongated nose and body, and big bushy beard, the Scottish Terrier (aka Scottie Dog) has an iconic shape that’s made its way onto everything from quilt patterns to licorice. Most notable of all, … Read more

Teacup Yorkie: The Pocket-Sized Yorkshire Terrier

Teacup Yorkie sitting in a hat

If a Yorkshire Terrier is just too much dog for you, there’s good news. You can get a smaller version of the breed – one so tiny that it not only can ride in a purse, but could probably get lost in one. The Teacup Yorkie, also known as a Miniature or Toy Yorkshire Terrier, … Read more

Yorkshire Terrier: From Ratcatcher to Doggy Diva

Staged photo of a pampered Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a great example of upward mobility. Originally bred for the lowly task of hunting rats in 19th Century clothing mills, Yorkies are now among the most pampered dogs on the planet. Thanks to their dainty size and gorgeous silky hair, these working class terriers have moved up to doggy diva status. … Read more

Miniature Schnauzer: The Uber Terrier

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They don’t have the word “terrier” in their name. They were first bred in Germany rather than more common terrier homelands of England and Scotland. And, in stark contrast to many terriers, they’re actually known for obedience. Still, anyone who has ever lived with a Miniature Schnauzer knows that these spunky pups are terriers through-and-through. … Read more

West Highland White Terrier: Is Your Bestie a Westie?

She wants a cute little dog to love. He wants a scrappy and tough pooch to roughhouse with. She wants something that goes with the decor. He wants something that loves the outdoors. For disagreements like this, the West Highland White Terrier is a great compromise. Westies look fabulous with their snow white fur, but … Read more

Cairn Terrier: A Toto-ly Awesome Dog Breed

Young Cairn Terrier dog standing in the snow

A lot of people don’t know what a Cairn Terrier is, but mention the name Toto, and a picture of the breed forms in their mind immediately. The little terrier who went over the rainbow is a movie legend and indisputably one of the most famous dogs of all time. That’s why so many people, … Read more

Boston Terrier: The American Gentleman… Who Farts a Lot

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Nicknames can be misleading. Take the Boston Terrier, for instance. Its nickname is “the American Gentleman,” which makes it sound like a serious, reserved, and noble breed. In reality, Boston Terriers seem to be made for lowbrow humor, with their funny faces, humorous antics, and legendary penchant for flatulence (a byproduct of those smashed snouts, … Read more