working terriers

An Introduction to terrier breeds

An Introduction to terrier breeds

Terriers are usually small breeds (with the exception of the Airdale - King of the terriers!) that are bred for hunting. Many terrier breeds come from England and Scotland where the terrain is rough and the weather can be harsh in winters. They are sturdy little dogs with a strong prey drive. Let’s take a look at the terrier breeds in more detail. Where does the word ‘Terrier’ come from? The word terrier actually comes from the French word ‘terre’ which means earth or ground, because these dogs would be going underground to get to their prey which traditionally included…
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