Terrier Dogs

Terriers are the rascals of the dog world. Their name comes from the Latin word terra, meaning earth, and references their love of digging for such prey as foxes, moles, badgers, and rats.

Terriers come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, but they all share a feisty, mischievous personality and an energetic nature. They're highly intelligent and trainable, if you have patience and a great sense of humor.

It's hard to stay a step ahead of a Terrier. True to their name, Terriers are territorial: they protect the patch of earth that's theirs and will bark furiously at people or animals who approach their property. They're also escape artists and require a securely fenced yard.

Many Terriers have hard, wiry coats that must be plucked or stripped of dead hair to retain the proper texture; using clippers will soften and lighten the coat.

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  • Airedale Terrier

    Airedale Terrier

  • American Pit Bull Terrier

    American Pit Bull Terrier

  • Australian Terrier

    Australian Terrier

  • Bedlington Terrier

    Bedlington Terrier

  • Border Terrier

    Border Terrier

  • Bull Terrier

    Bull Terrier

  • Cairn Terrier

    Cairn Terrier

  • Cesky Terrier

    Cesky Terrier

  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier

    Dandie Dinmont Terrier

  • Fox Terrier

    Fox Terrier

  • Glen of Imaal Terrier

    Glen of Imaal Terrier

  • Irish Terrier

    Irish Terrier

  • Jack Russell Terrier

    Jack Russell Terrier

  • Kerry Blue Terrier

    Kerry Blue Terrier

  • Lakeland Terrier

    Lakeland Terrier

  • Manchester Terrier

    Manchester Terrier

  • Miniature Schnauzer

    Miniature Schnauzer

  • Norfolk Terrier

    Norfolk Terrier

  • Norwich Terrier

    Norwich Terrier

  • Rat Terrier

    Rat Terrier

  • Scottish Terrier

    Scottish Terrier

  • Sealyham Terrier

    Sealyham Terrier

  • Skye Terrier

    Skye Terrier

  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

    Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Welsh Terrier

    Welsh Terrier

  • West Highland White Terrier

    West Highland White Terrier