Terrier Group

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.

Cesky Terrier

Feisty and tenacious at work, but a bit more laid back and trainable than the usual terrier.


Irish Terrier

Bold, dashing, even reckless; stouthearted at work, tenderhearted at home.


Rat Terrier

Friendly, lovable, inquisitive; fearlessly game for just about anything.


Skye Terrier

Plucky but dignified, calm but sometimes stubborn; famously loyal and devoted.


Welsh Terrier

As alert and spirited as any self-respecting terrier, but a bit calmer than most.