Terriers of England

Old English Terriers c 1890Old English Terriers c 1890

Today's English Terrier breeds of England trace their origin back to the now extinct Old English White Terrier and the Old English Black-and-tan Terrier that were common in England as early as the 1700's. These Terriers came in both smooth and rough coated varieties as well as in different sizes. By the 1800's Old English Terriers were either primarily white or black and tan as illustrated.


Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier is the 'King of the Terriers' with a character and personality all of his own. As part of my family's life for 48 years, their whimsical ways helped keep my sanity while I raised my human family. Today, the Airedale's medium size and adaptability make him the ideal family pet that fits into the many demands of ... »» Read more...

Fox Terriers Painting from Terrier Type FRONT

Fox Terriers (Smooth and Wire)

Historically called the 'Old English White Terrier', around 1800 the generic name 'Fox Terrier' was given to any Terrier that was used to bolt foxes out of their dens. This was particularly associated with the sport of Fox Hunting. »» Read more...

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Parson Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier and Parson Russell Terrier are two different pure breeds.This is because they were developed in two different countries. Confusingly they were both developed from the terriers kept by the same man, the Reverend Parson Jack Russell. Known as the 'Sporting Parson', he kept his own private register. His terriers became legendary in their own right. »» Read more...

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Jack Russell Terrier

As explained on the previous page, until the mid-1800's the pedigrees of the working terriers were kept in a register by the Reverend Parson Jack Russell. Today they still bear his name. By the late 1900's these working terriers were also developed into two different pure breeds. One is the Parson Russell Terrier developed in England and the other is ... »» Read more...

Manchester terrier head profile

Manchester Terrier

Historically called the Old English Black and Tan Terrier, this breed (except for Toys which were recorded separately), was listed in 1874 in the First English Stud Book. The name was later changed to reflect the name of the city of Manchester where most breeders were to be found at the time the breed became popular[9]. Today the Manchester Terrier ... »» Read more...

Welsh Terrier in profile Gimp

Welsh Terrier

Groomed to a similar modern outline to the Fox Terrier (Wire), the Welsh Terrier is often regarded as a small Airedale Terrier. In character this is somewhat true as many modern Airedale enthusiasts have Welsh Terriers as well! Today his smart black or grizzle coat with his rich tan head and legs, give him his distinctive appearance. »» Read more...

Norfolk with toy

Norwich and Norfolk Terriers

Standing just 10 inches (25-26 cms) high, the Norwich and Norfolk Terriers are the smallest of the terrier breeds.With only minor variations, their Breed Standards may appear identical except for the ears. But an in-depth study of these two breeds reveals how breeds develop differently once the gene pool is split. »» Read more...

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Sealyham Terrier

The Sealyham Terrier originated in Wales and is the only English breed of terrier specifically developed to hunt badgers. Because of this specialized purpose, he is a short legged terrier, his body shape being described as oblong. This thick set flexible body that extends between his short straight forelegs gives him this unique oblong outline which makes him distinct amongst ... »» Read more...