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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...

Toy Fox Terrier
2013-09-23 10:48:47

The toy fox terrier, also known as the American toy terrier, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United States. This breed was developed from a smooth fox terrier called the “foiler,” which was Britain’s first registered fox terrier. It is thought that this breed was crossed with other smooth fox terriers to create the modern breed. It is recognized by major organizations...

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...

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...

Scottish Terrier
2008-09-05 15:10:28

The Scottish Terrier, often called the Scottie, is one of five types of terrier that originated in Scotland. It is thought to be one of the oldest of the Highland terriers, although its origin is undocumented. The breed may have originated as early as the 1400s, but did not gain popularity until the reign of King James VI, who gave a Scottish Terrier to the French monarch as a gift. The breed...

Rat Terrier
2008-06-08 16:40:07

The Rat Terrier is an American vermin-killing breed which served its purpose as a general farm dog. The breed was common throughout America during the 1920s and 1930s; it is somewhat rare today as chemical pesticides and commercial farming have forced the decline of the breed. It was brought to the US by migrants from Britain, and it gained its popularity not only by helping on the farm, but...

Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz
2008-06-08 16:08:20

The Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz, or the Aldalusian Wine Cellars' Ratting Dog is a Spanish Terrier which hunts rats in wine cellars. Its ancestors may have included the Fox Terrier and other small breeds. It was most likely bread during the 19th century by British businessmen dealing with problems between their barrels of Sherry. The breed is medium sized with a short predominantly white...

Patterdale Terrier
2008-05-27 23:26:22

The Patterdale Terrier is an English breed developed to guard flocks. It is a type of fell terrier which was first popularized in the mid 20th century. The breed was used as predator control in the hills of north England where sheep farming dominates. Its quarry ranges from fox to groundhogs to raccoons and badgers. The Patterdale Terrier stands 10 to 15 inches tall and weighs 10 to 24...

Parson Russell Terrier
2008-05-27 23:24:41

The Parson Russell Terrier is a breed which descended from fox-working terriers used for hunting. It was recognized by the UK Kennel Club in 1990. It has a larger chest and longer head than the Jack Russell Terrier, its close relative. They are rarely found working in fields today, but are rather kept as companion pets. The Parson Russell Terrier is a compact breed, standing 12 to 14 inches...

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...