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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...

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...

Affenpinscher
2013-08-20 10:00:55

The affenpinscher, also known as a monkey dog, affen, or affie, is a toy breed of dog that resembles a terrier. Its name is derived from the German word Affe, which means monkey or ape, and it is thought to have originated in Germany during the seventeenth century. This dog was bred to eradicate rodents from kitchens, stables, and granaries and was slightly larger than its modern size. A...

Sealyham Terrier
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...

Otterhound
2008-05-27 23:16:12

The Otterhound is British breed originally bred for hunting. It is in the same bloodlines as the Bloodhound and the Airedale Terrier. The breed has almost always been rare, even during the early 20th century when hunting was popular. The use of the breed to hunt otters ended in 1978 in Britain when it became illegal to kill otters. The breed is currently the most endangered in Britain and there...

Old English Terrier
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...

Miniature Schnauzer
2008-05-27 22:30:30

The Miniature Schnauzer is a small breed developed in Germany as a farm dog which guarded the herds and family, and a vermin hunter. The breed began with the crossing of the Standard Schnauzer with the Affenpinscher, Miniature Pinscher and Poodle in order to bring down the size. The first recorded Miniature Schnauzer was in 1888. It is currently recognized by the American Kennel Club as a...

Miniature Fox Terrier
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...

Miniature Bull Terrier
2008-05-27 17:59:27

The Miniature Bull Terrier is a miniaturized version of the Standard Bull Terrier which was officially recognized in 1991. It was bred using selective breeding, and was at one point becoming so small and frail that the weight limit had to be replaced with a height limit in the breed standard. The breed generally stands at least 10 inches high, but no more than 14. It tends to weigh 20 to 35...

Lakeland Terrier
2008-05-27 16:40:41

The Lakeland Terrier was originally bred in England's Lake District for the purpose of hunting vermin. The breed descended from the Fell Terrier, Old English Black and Tan Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, and Border Terrier. It was originally bred during the 1800s and is currently one of the oldest still-used working terriers. The breed is excellent for rabbit and fox...