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Toy Manchester Terrier
2013-09-23 11:01:25

The toy Manchester terrier is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United Kingdom and Britain. The breed was developed in the nineteenth century when a whippet, black and tan terrier, and other breeds were crossed to create an effective rodent hunter. The breed was popular in America during the 1920’s, when it was known as the toy black and tan terrier and when the name was changed to the toy Manchester terrier, a club known as the American Toy Manchester Terrier Club was created...

Tenterfield Terrier
2013-09-12 12:03:01

The Tenterfield terrier is a breed of domestic dog that originated from Australia. The breed originated from small rodent hunting dogs that traveled with white settlers from England to Australia. It is thought that the popular miniature fox of the nineteenth century was this breed, and by the 1920’s, the breed was an established household pet and rodent hunter. The breed received its current name in the 1990’s from Don Burke and the name was accepted by the South Australian Miniature Fox...

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2008-09-05 15:40:30

The Sealyham Terrier is a Welsh terrier created by crossing the Basset Hound, Bull Terrier, Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. It was developed in Sealyham, Harverfordwest, Wales by Captain John Edwards to quarry small game. The breed was officially recognized in the early 1900s and can still be found today in South Africa and the UK. At one time, the breed was one of the best known Welsh breeds, but today it is distinctly rare. The Sealyham...

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2008-05-27 23:11:20

The Old English Terrier, or the black terrier was developed as a working and sporting breed in England. It was established during the 17th and 18th centuries. The breed can have one of two types of coat: smooth or rough. The breed was developed based on the type of work it was needed for, leading to such variations. The breed had spread throughout the world by the earlier part of the 19th century. The term "Old English Terrier" has been applied to several other breeds, but there is only one...

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2008-05-27 22:26:19

The Miniature Fox Terrier is a lightweight Australian breed developed for hunting rats, rabbits, and other vermin. The breed was most likely a cross between smaller Fox Terriers and Manchester Terriers. This cross was later mixed with other toy breeds such as the Whippet and the English Toy Terrier in order to make it smaller and quicker. The breed was identifiable in the late 1800s and began to work on Australian farms. They were also often seen on the hunt. It eventually became a popular...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'