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. […]
Terrier Breed Profiles
All dogs are wonderful, but we have a special place in our heart for terriers (what, how did you guess?). While terriers share some things in common - their trademark scrappiness, to name one - each breed also has distinct characteristics. Check out these in-depth profiles of some of the most famous terrier breeds.
She wants a small foo foo 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, […]
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, […]
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, […]
If you’ve never heard of a terrier who can jump 5-foot fences, spend hours tenaciously pursuing a rodent, and keep the whole family continually entertained with its antics, then you don’t know Jack. Actually, that description could apply to terriers in general. However, the Jack Russell Terrier is arguably the epitome of terrier-ness, possessing in […]