Popular Dog Groups - Terriers
word terrier has passed into the language as someone that
is game, feisty, tough and likes a fight. Originally bred
to hunt vermin (rats, mice, foxes) often digging them
out of their lairs. They can have a hard bite but this
is offset by small mouths.They are mostly small dogs but
do vary in size from the small Cairns to the much larger
over the lifetime of these dogs, has made this group into dogs
that make great pets, loyal and very good companions, they are
family friendly but they can be their own dogs.When chhosing a
terrire for a family pet it would be advisable to seek out a Breeder
that breeds the dogs as pets and not as working dogs.
Terriers are by nature alert and lively making them ideal watchdogs,
barking at any sign of strangers, which may be a problem..
They can be aggressive towards other dogs and often chase other
pets (particularly cats) but are friendly with thier own "pack"
an other animals they have been brought up with.
examples of dog breeds that fall into the category Terriers.
Terrier (Smooth Haired)
Terrier (Wire Haired)
of the above examples make excellent pets, but it should be remembered
that they can be independent and quick tempered, they will often
need early supervision but will settle well into a family environment.
Easily alerted they make good wattchdogs but to some owners their
inclination to bark may be annoying.
Good with children if socialised early.
Affectionate and outgoing but with an independant streak.