A terrier isn't just a terrier. Each breed has its different characteristics and as they are opinionated dogs on the whole, you need to consider what you want carefully. There are plenty of training considerations too. These dogs are results-orientated with a low boredom threshold. They are easily distracted for good or ill and hardwired to hunt above and below ground.

 

Terrier

The Patterdale/ fell terrier

Hardwired earth dogs

Patterdale/Fell

Lakeland

 

Wire haired Jack Russell terrier

Wire haired Jack Russell terrier

Dual-purpose

Bedlington

Jack Russell

Border

Bedlington terrrier

Bedlington terrrier

Border terrier

Border terrier

Ratters

Yorkshire

Norfolk and Norwich

Manchester

English Toy

Scottish

West Highland White

Cairn

Skye

West Highland White terrier

West Highland White terrier

Popular in Europe

Fox (rough and smooth)

Jagterrier

 

Sealyham terrier

Sealyham terrier

Vermin dogs

Kerry Blue

Soft-coated Wheaten

Irish

Welsh

Sealyham

Airedale

Lucas

Sporting Lucas

 

Ratting in Wiltshire

Ratting with terriers

Our ratting group moved off to the first draw, a hedge just across the road from the yard. We had…

Terrier

A closer look at the terrier

There is no doubt that the terrier breeds are the “hard men” of the canine world, ready to take on their quarry above…

Jumping terrier

Are terriers born anarchists?

Terriers bring a smile to our faces, whether the smug condescension of the handler of well-trained gundogs or the rictus of embarrassment that comes…