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Glen of Imaal Terrier
2008-05-24 21:57:41

The Glen of Imaal Terrier was developed in Ireland as a hunting breed. It is a dog in the terrier group which excels in fox hunting and badger baiting. The breed stands about 14 inches tall on average and weighs approximately 35 pounds. Its coat is medium long and is brindle, blue, or a wheaten color. The breed has a high prey drive, and can tend to be dog-aggressive if not properly...

English White Terrier
2008-05-22 21:08:36

The English White Terrier is an extinct show ring breed. It was bred to be a pricked-ear version of the white fox-working terriers from the 18th century U.K. With show dogs becoming more popular, there was a race to improve upon various breeds, renaming them as various features were changed. With the English White Terrier, a group of enthusiasts reasoned that due to the difference in the way...

English Toy Terrier
2008-05-22 20:00:21

The English Toy Terrier is a toy terrier often confused with the Toy Manchester Terrier. The two are very similar, but are in reality separate breeds. The two breeds have similar breed standards; however, the English Toy Terrier is a lighter dog than the Manchester. It also has "candle flame" ears. The breed is currently facing extinction, and the UKC is making a valid attempt to keep this...

Dandie Dinmont Terrier
2008-05-22 12:05:59

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a small terrier developed near the border of Scotland and England to hunt otters and badgers. It was first bred in the 17th century and is named after a farmer in a novel by Sir Walter Scott. The breed's colors, mustard and pepper, were also adopted from the novel. The Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club was formed in 1875, making it one of the oldest pedigree breed...

Chilean Fox Terrier
2008-05-21 10:44:43

The Chilean Fox Terrier also called the Chilean Rat Terrier or Ratonero is a mix between the 19th century Fox Terrier and Native American dogs. It is the original breed from Chile which originated in the late 1800s and was standardized over 100 years later, in the late 1990s. The breed has a predominantly white, short coat with black and tan spots. It has high-set ears and a scissor bite....

Cesky Terrier
2008-05-21 10:34:08

The Cesky Terrier, also called the Bohemian Terrier is a small dog which originated in Czechoslovakia. It is a relatively new breed, first recognized by the FCI in 1963 and the UKC in 1993. The breed's original purpose was to hunt vermin, such as foxes and rats, while in their dens. The Cesky Terrier has a long head, long, solid body, and short legs. It has triangular ears, eyebrows, a...

Cairn Terrier
2008-05-19 10:10:04

The Cairn Terrier originated in Scotland. It is one of the oldest terriers as well as one of the oldest working breeds in Scotland; it was bred to hunt burrowing prey. The average Cairn Terrier stands between 9 and 13 inches tall and should weigh 13 to 18 pounds, although some can weigh as little as 7 pounds or as much as 27 pounds. It has a harsh outer coat that can be red, sandy, gray,...

Bull Terrier
2008-05-18 22:52:41

The Bull Terrier, also called the English Bull Terrier, is a thick-set breed in the terrier family. Its most recognizable feature is its "˜egg shaped' head, flat on the top, with a Roman muzzle. The Bull Terrier has close-set, triangle-shaped eyes, and a round, stocky body. Its hair can be white, or any other color, often with white markings. It generally stands from 20 to 24 inches high...

Brazilian Terrier
2008-05-18 22:45:49

The Brazilian Terrier is a hundred-year-old breed which combines the Fox Terrier with other small breeds, and it is one of the only two dog breeds developed in Brazil. The Brazilian Terrier is a pack hunter with stronger than average instincts. The Brazilian terrier stands between 14 to 16 inches high and weighs between 14 and 20 pounds. It has a short, tri-color coat, a flat, wedge-shaped...

Boston Terrier
2008-05-18 18:44:20

The Boston Terrier is a compact breed, and the first non-sporting dog bred in America. It is a compact breed with a square face and a short, wrinkle-free muzzle. It is a well proportioned breed weighing 10 to 25 pounds and standing 15 to 17 inches tall. The Boston Terrier is either black, brindle or seal with white markings. These white markings should cover the dog's chest, muzzle, neck,...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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