Terrier Dog Breeds – Sizes and Characteristics

Terrier is any one of the various breeds or landraces of dogs that belong to the terrier type; these dogs are often fearless, small, and wiry. Terrier breeds can weigh as little as 2 lb (1 kg) or as much as 132 lb (60 kg), and they are typically divided into groups based on size or purpose. There are five distinct terrier groups, and each group has a variety of shapes and sizes.

Two of the first characteristics that come to mind for people with familiarity with Terriers are feisty and lively. Indeed, a lot of people say that their distinctive personalities are “ready for a passionate argument.” Sizes range from relatively little, as in the Norfolk, Cairn, or West Highland White Terrier, to the larger and grander Airedale Terrier. Terriers are bred to hunt, kill vermin, and guard their family’s home or barn.

Terriers make wonderful companions, but they do require perseverance on the part of the owner because they may be stubborn, have a lot of activity, and need specific grooming (called “stripping”) to retain a distinctive appearance.

TERRIER BREED MAGAZINES

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Airedale Terrier
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American Staffordshire Terrier
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American Hairless Terrier
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Australian Terrier
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Bedlington Terrier
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Border Terrier
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Bull Terrier
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Cairn Terrier
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Cesky Terrier
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier
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Fox Terrier
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Glen of Imaal Terrier
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Irish Terrier
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Kerry Blue Terrier
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Lakeland Terrier
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Manchester Terrier
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Miniature Bull Terrier
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Miniature Schnauzer
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Norfolk Terrier
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Norwich Terrier
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Parson Russell Terrier
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Rat Terrier
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Russell Terrier
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Scottish Terrier
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Sealyham Terrier
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Skye Terrier
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier
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Welsh Terrier
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West Highland White Terrier