AKC Breeds by Group - Terrier

People familiar with this Group invariably comment on the distinctive terrier personality. These are feisty, energetic dogs whose sizes range from fairly small, as in the Norfolk, Cairn or West Highland White Terrier, to the grand Airedale Terrier. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals, including other dogs. Their ancestors were bred to hunt and kill vermin. Many continue to project the attitude that they're always eager for a spirited argument. Most terriers have wiry coats that require special grooming known as stripping in order to maintain a characteristic appearance. In general, they make engaging pets, but require owners with the determination to match their dogs' lively characters.

  • Airedale TerrierAiredale Terrier
  • American Staffordshire TerrierAmerican
    Staffordshire Terrier
  • Australian TerrierAustralian Terrier
  • Bedlington TerrierBedlington Terrier
  • Border TerrierBorder Terrier
  • Bull TerrierBull Terrier
  • Cairn TerrierCairn Terrier
  • Cesky TerrierCesky Terrier
  • Dandie Dinmont TerrierDandie
    Dinmont Terrier
  • Glen of Imaal TerrierGlen of
    Imaal Terrier
  • Irish TerrierIrish Terrier
  • Kerry Blue TerrierKerry Blue Terrier
  • Lakeland TerrierLakeland Terrier
  • Manchester TerrierManchester Terrier
  • Miniature Bull TerrierMiniature
    Bull Terrier
  • Miniature SchnauzerMiniature Schnauzer
  • Norfolk TerrierNorfolk Terrier
  • Norwich TerrierNorwich Terrier
  • Parson Russell TerrierParson
    Russell Terrier
  • Rat TerrierRat Terrier
  • Russell TerrierRussell Terrier
  • Scottish TerrierScottish Terrier
  • Sealyham TerrierSealyham Terrier
  • Skye TerrierSkye Terrier
  • Smooth Fox TerrierSmooth Fox Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten TerrierSoft Coated
    Wheaten Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull TerrierStaffordshire
    Bull Terrier
  • Welsh TerrierWelsh Terrier
  • West Highland White TerrierWest Highland
    White Terrier
  • Wire Fox TerrierWire Fox Terrier

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