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Border Terrier
2008-05-18 18:25:59

The Border Terrier is a small, narrow-bodied dog belonging to the terrier group. The breed was originally bred to hunt fox and other vermin. The Border Terrier takes its name from the area near the Scottish-English border, where the breed originated. The Border Terrier is very well proportioned; it stands from 11 to 16 inches tall and weighs 11 to 16 pounds. It is most often identified by...

Black Russian Terrier
2008-05-07 16:43:31

The Black Russian Terrier is both a working and a guard dog breed. It is an athletic dog, often used on police forces; it was developed in the former USSR as a military dog. The coat of the Black Russian Terrier should appear rustic, and be both hard and dense. It should never be wooly, silky or frizzy. It should be black and shorter than 4 inches in length, and should need grooming once a...

Bedlington Terrier
2008-05-06 22:39:56

The Bedlington Terrier is a sheep-like dog well suited for agility. It is a terrier breed named after a mining town in Northeast England. Its fur has a wooly texture and usually a pale blue, sandy or liver color; it has been described as looking like a "˜lamb on a leash'. The original Bedlington was an underground rodent hunter, and the breed might have played a part in the early development...

Australian Terrier
2007-12-18 12:13:26

The Australian Terrier is a small dog standing around 10 inches high and weighing 15 pounds. It is a low set and long dog; it is longer than it is tall. Its head is long with pricked triangular ears, it has small, dark oval eyes and a strong muzzle. The coat of the Australian Terrier is rough with a soft undercoat. It sheds very little and should remain untrimmed. The coat can be blue, red, tan...

Australian Silky Terrier
2007-12-18 12:06:44

The Australian Silky Terrier is usually classified in the toy group or the terrier group. It is a small dog, about 10 inches high and weighing about 10 pounds. It has a silky coat that is generally kept about 5 inches long. The Silky Terrier is believed to be a cross between the Australian Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier, but it is likely that other crosses occurred as well. The breed...

American Staffordshire Terrier
2007-12-18 11:26:44

The American Staffordshire Terrier is very closely related to the American Pit Bull Terrier and is one of the breeds frequently referred to as a Pit Bull. The American Staffordshire Terrier is a medium sized dog that typically stands 16 to 19 inches tall and weighs from 57 to 67 pounds. The breed is squarely built and appears strong and graceful. The American Staffordshire Terrier should be...

American Pit Bull Terrier
2007-12-18 11:23:17

The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of several breeds loosely classified as Pit Bulls. The APBT is a terrier bred for their loyalty, athleticism and agility. The American Pit Bull Terrier is the midsized breed of the three that are generally called Pit Bulls, although the term has been deemed slang. The other two breeds are the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier....

Airedale Terrier
2007-12-18 10:47:06

The Airedale Terrier originated in Yorkshire, England, and is the largest of the terrier breeds. The Airedale can weigh between 50 to 100 pounds. It is sometimes called the "King of Terriers" because of its size or the Waterside Terrier because it was originally bred to hunt otters. The male Airedale should measure about 23 inches in height and weigh approximately 50 "“ 70 pounds; the...

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