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Terrier Pure Breeds

Updated on November 10, 2014

My Love For The Terriers

I love the pure breeds of terriers especially the west highland white terrier is my favorite . They are well balanced hardy looking, and they are some of the most elegant breeds with fantastic showmanship . They are beautiful their coat is shining are great to look at. They have the most gorgeous button eyes . Their size makes them a great for the apartment, they can also be considered a fun lapdog. They are great with children of all ages.

Their height normally range to 11 inches, and female at 10 inches. They can weight between 15- 20, and have a life span of 12-14 years.

West Highland White Terrier

The Aussie

The Australian Terrier-He is one of the few non-English terriers. They're very playful energetic and very loyal pets they can also be affectionate, and terrific companions for immediate family they are great for elderly or handicapped individuals. They have a quiet nature this is what makes them great for handicapped , elderly , and or children.

The first Australian Terrier Club was formed in Australian in 1887 . The Australian Terrier was first registered by a Kennel Club of England. The United States were not introduced to the "Aussie" until 1957, but some researchers have records as far back as 1940 for the U.S. it wasn't until 1977 that the Australian terrier club of America became an American kennel club member club . Some have confused the Australian terrier with the American known Silky Terrier .

They can adjust well to different living conditions, and climates. Normally their height range is 10-11 inches. And weight between 12-14 lbs. They also have a life span of 12-14 years.

His History

An American breed originating during the 19th century. The United Kennel Club recognized the Toy Fox Terrier as a breed in 1936. During the 50's the Rat Terrier became very few in number, but starting in the 70-80's by the effort of breeders they have become a little more common.

The Universal Kennel Club International was the first club to recognize and reister the Rat Terrier. The first association to recognize the Rat Terrier without cross breeding was the United Kennel Club-January, 1999

Some Rat Terriers are said to have been cross breeded with Fox Terriers, and Bull Terriers.

The Rat Terrier are known to be small, but powerful dogs, excellent for sporting, and very intelligent. They have comical personalities, and are protective of their owners.

Usual height 112- 15 inches, normal weight anywhere from 12-18 lbs., life span approxiamately 13-17 years.

The Military Dog

The Russian military has been credited for developing the Black Russian Terrier. From what I have read the Russians were attempting to produce a Super Dog that would be capable to bear the hard Russian winters. The Black Russian Is very well known as large , heavy boned , and very muscular dogs . They are double coated all over according to the American kennel club standard. employees of the American kennel club they should be at least 26in.

The Black Russians are excellent family guard dogs and were not shown to the United States until 1991 and it wasn't until 2004 that the Black Russian was admitted to the working group of the American Kennel Club .

Black Russian Terrier

Whats Your Favorite Breed?

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  • couponalbum profile image


    8 years ago from Sunnyvale, CA

    Another great hub adrienne.. keep it up!

  • adrienne2 profile imageAUTHOR

    Adrienne F Manson 

    8 years ago from Atlanta

    Hi David, I love the terriers as well. I am a big animal lover over all.

  • DavidA1 profile image


    8 years ago

    Hi adrienne.. Really like the hub.Im a big terrier fan,and over the years have kept jack russells and patterdales mainly in a working terrier capacity.But like a lot of the terrier breeds.


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