Terrier Breed Index

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The classification of the dogs in this Group varies from country to country. For simplicity of navigation and accessibility, the table below lists the breeds alphabetically that appear in the Australian classification, divided into sections showing their historical purpose.

Breed Original Function Country of Origin
Airedale Terrier Hunting otters and water rats England
American Staffordshire Terrier Bull Breed America
Australian Terrier Hunting snakes and small vermin Australia
Bedlington Terrier Hunting rabbits England
Border Terrier Fox Hunting England
Bull Terrier Bull Breed England
Bull Terrier (Miniature) Bull Breed England
Cairn Terrier Hunting small vermin in rocky terrain Scotland
Cesky Terrier Hunting badgers Czechoslovakia
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Hunting badgers Scotland
Fox Terrier (Smooth) Fox Hunting England
Fox Terrier (Wire) Fox Hunting England
German Hunting Terrier Fox Hunting Germany
Glen of Imaal Terrier Hunting Badgers and Turnspit dog Ireland
Irish Terrier General small farm work and vermin hunting Ireland
Jack Russell Terrier Fox Hunting England
Kerry Blue Terrier General small farm work and vermin hunting Ireland
Lakeland Terrier Hunting mountain foxes England
Manchester Terrier Ratter England
Norwich Terrier Ratter England
Norfolk Terrier Ratter England
Parson Russell Terrier Fox Hunting England
Scottish Terrier Hunting vermin in hedgerows Scotland
Sealyham Terrier Badger Hunting England (Wales)
Skye Terrier Badger and Otter Hunting Scotland
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier General small farm work and vermin hunting Ireland
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bull breed England
Tenterfield Terrier Ratting Australia
Welsh Terrier Fox Hunting England (Wales)
West Highland White Terrier Hunting small vermin in rocky terrain Scotland

References and Further Reading

Jane Harvey, DVD "Terriers Then & Now" (Rangeaire Vision 2002, 2004) ISBN 978-0-9804296-4-0


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