Breeds

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By looking at descriptions and images of different terrier breeds, you may get a better idea at what the genetic makeup is of your dog. If you are really curious about the heritage of your terrier mix and have the means to do so, there are a variety of interesting genetic testing options available to dig further in their DNA. But just by browsing through the breeds, you may find yourself looking at a canine face that is a little familiar.

  • Airedale Terrier
    This breed takes its name from the area corresponding to the river valley of the River Aire in Yorks...
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
    The American Staffordshire Terrier, or Amstaff, can trace its origins to the first part of the 19th ...
  • Australian Terrier
    These dogs are descended from rough coated terriers brought to Australia from England in the ninetee...
  • Bedlington Terrier
    Characterized as "lambs on leashes" due to their wooly coat, which appear in a variety of colors inc...
  • Border Terrier
    The Border Terrier is named for the English-Scottish border region, where the breed began. They are ...
  • Boston Terrier
    The Boston Terrier, also known as the "American Gentleman", originated in Boston in the late ninetee...
  • Bull Terrier
    The "Bull and Terrier" breed was developed in the nineteenth century for vermin control. This breed ...
  • Cairn Terrier
    The Cairn Terrier originated in the Scottish Highlands and is known as one of the oldest terrier bre...
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
    The Dandie Dinmont Terrier was developed in the border country of England and Scotland. Early develo...
  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
    The Glen of Imaal Terrier originated in County Wicklow, Ireland. During one of the many wars between...
  • Irish Terrier
    The Irish Terrier was most likely descended from the ancient Terrier of Great Britain. The black and...
  • Jack Russell / Parson Russell Terrier
    The Jack Russell Terrier / Parson Russell Terrier was first bred by Reverend John Russell, a parson ...
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
    The Kerry Blue Terrier was mistakenly thought to be from the County Kerry in Ireland, when in fact i...
  • Lakeland Terrier
    The Lakeland Terrier originated in the nineteenth century near the Scottish and English border, in L...
  • Manchester Terrier
    Manchester, England in the early nineteenth century was a center for two sports popular among the po...
  • Norfolk Terrier
    The Norfolk Terrier originated in East Anglia in England. In the late nineteenth century, English sp...
  • Norwich Terrier
    Like its close relative the Norfolk, the Norwich Terrier was born in East Anglia in England. In the ...
  • Scottish Terrier
    The Scottish Terrier, also known as the Aberdeen Terrier or Scottie, predictably originates from the...
  • Sealyham Terrier
    The Sealyham Terrier received its name from the eponymous estate of Captain John Tucker Edwardes loc...
  • Skye Terrier
    The story of the Skye Terrier goes back as far as the fourteenth century, originating on the Island ...
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
    The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier comes from Ireland, where it served as an all-purpose farm dog. It p...
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    The Staffordshire Bull Terrier, also known as the Staffie, can trace their origins to bloodsports su...
  • Welsh Terrier
    The Welsh Terrier is descended from two now-extinct breeds: the Black and Tan Terrier and the Old En...
  • West Highland White Terrier
    The West Highland White Terrier, commonly known as Westies, originated in the Argyll region of Scotl...
  • Wire Fox Terrier
    The Wire Fox Terrier was developed by fox hunters in England. They were one of many breeds probably ...
  • Yorkshire Terrier
    The Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire and Lancashire, England. In the 1800s, Scotsmen who wo...
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