Terriers of England
Old 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.