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. As the picture depicts, 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.

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The Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier began to develop two centuries ago in Yorkshire, in the North of England, from a mixture of the Terriers of the Border Region, and Otterhounds. An extended history appears below describing how he was first used for otter drags and known by various names, such as the Bingley Terrier, the Waterside Terrier, and the Broken Coated Terrier ... »» Read more...

Fox Terriers Drawing

Fox Terrier (Smooth and Wire)

Prior to 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. But from 1863 name Fox Terrier was given to one of the first show dogs both in England and Australia. In England 1913 Fox Terriers were split ... »» Read more...

Jack Parson in den

Jack Russell and Parson Russell Terrier

Prior to 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. But when the Fox Terrier became a show dog, those which remained working Terriers became known as Jack Russell Terriers or the Parson Russell Terriers, named after ... »» Read more...

Welsh Terrier Sitting

Manchester and Welsh Terrier

Akin to the direct descendants of the Old English White Terrier, two modern pure breeds descend directly from English Black and Tan Terrier listed in the First English Stud Book published in 1874. The Manchester Terrier developed in the city of Manchester, is a direct descendant of the Old English Black and Tan smooth coated terrier while the Welsh Terrier ... »» Read more...

Norwich Drawing

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 in reality an in-depth study of these two breeds shows how breeds can develop differently over the half a century, once the gene pool is split. »» Read more...

Sealyham Head

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...


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