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Norwich Terrier
2008-05-27 23:04:37

The Norwich Terrier is a breed of dog which was first bred in the United Kingdom during the 1800s for hunting vermin. The breed, a descendant of the Irish Terrier, is a hardy dog useful for chasing fox, ridding farms of rodents, and as a family companion. The breed was involved in a long-standing controversy over its ear type, and during the 1930s, two separate breeds were formed from one. The...

Norfolk Terrier
2008-05-27 22:48:31

The Norfolk Terrier is the smallest of the working Terriers, bred originally to rid barns of vermin. It was developed in the 1880s in England by British sportsmen by crossing Cairn Terriers, Irish Terriers, and small red terriers used by Gypsy ratters in Norfolk. The breed may have also helped with hunting when it involved prey of a similar size. The breed has been known by several names: first...

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...

Manchester Terrier
2008-05-27 17:27:52

The Manchester Terrier is a Terrier breed which originated in England as early as the 16th century. It is considered the oldest of all known terrier breeds. The breed originated as a rat killer when a Whippet was crossed with a cross-bred Terrier to produce a coursing Terrier. It was used equally for rodent killing and rabbit coursing, until the prior became illegal in England. The...

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...

Kerry Blue Terrier
2008-05-27 14:32:55

The Kerry Blue Terrier or the Irish Blue Terrier is a working breed from Ireland. The breed was primarily developed for catching vermin, but eventually was used for herding cattle and sheep as well as for a guard dog. The breed is also often used for deep-water hunting as it is an excellent swimmer. The exact origins of the breed are not known, but it was first observed in the Country Kerry...

Jagdterrier
2008-05-27 13:11:48

The Jagdterrier or the German Hunt Terrier is a working breed used in both above and underground hunting. The breed originated in Germany and was used primarily for hunting badgers, fox, raccoons, wild boar and rabbits. Lutz Heck, a German, and curator of the Berlin Zoo first bred the dog between the two world wars due to his nationalism, passion for hunting, fascination for terriers, and...

Jack Russell Terrier
2008-05-27 13:08:45

The Jack Russell Terrier is a working breed with origins in fox hunting. It was bred in the late 1700s specifically to chase, but not kill, fox. Its small size is important to its purpose. The Jack Russell Terrier generally weighs 14 pounds and has an average chest size of 12 to 14 inches. Its small size is useful in pursuing fox in small, underground dens. The breed can have one of three...

Irish Terrier
2008-05-27 12:42:35

The Irish Terrier was bred originally to be a guard dog and hunter. It is one of many terrier breeds, and it is believed to have descended from black and tan terrier-types of the British Isles. The breed is an excellent vermin killer; it was brought to the United States in the late 19th century. The breed is compact and rectangular. It is not a heavy dog, yet it appears powerful. The Irish...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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