Terriers of the Border Region

Fox Terrier 1806Fox Terrier 1806

This wonderful woodcut dated half a century before the English Stud books began, was captioned Fox Terrier 1806. This was because it was used for fox hunting. But the dog pictured is more likely to be a forerunner of the Border Terrier than its counterpart the Fox Terrier of England. From this early type of terrier originating in the border region between England and Scotland, this section follows the evolution of not only the Border and Lakeland Terriers, but also the Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terriers.

Border Terrier Scent4

Scenting in Conservation and Sport

The role of Terriers of the Border Region of Britain grew out of necessity. From the 1500's, it was essential to develop terriers which would hunt all types of vermin that interfered with farming livestock and poultry. In Australia, Border Terriers are using their amazing scenting abilities in a vital conservation project as well as being popular in the activity ... »» Read more...

Border Grizzle and Tan

Border Terrier

From the 1700s both the Lakeland and the Border Terrier shared the common purpose of fox hunting. A century later, their working heritage is reflected by the opening words written into their respective the Breed Standards. Today, the general appearance of the Border Terrier still states 'essentially a working terrier capable of following a horse'. »» Read more...

Lakeland moving

Lakeland Terrier

From the 1700s both the Lakeland and the Border Terrier shared the common purpose of fox hunting. A century later, their working heritage was reflected by the opening words written into their respective the Breed Standards. Today, the general appearance of the the Lakeland Terrier still contains the word 'workmanlike'. »» Read more...

Bedlington Modern

Bedlington Terrier

In the 1700's, what are now known as the Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terriers were the same breed. Developing for different purposes on both sides of the English-Scottish border, they had different leg lengths for work on top of and underneath the ground respectively! By 1874, they had become two of the oldest show breeds that appeared in the First ... »» Read more...

Dandie Head Mustard

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

In the 1700's, what are now known as the Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terrier were the same breed. Developing for different purposes on both sides of the English-Scottish border, they had different leg lengths for work on top of and underneath the ground respectively! By 1874, they had become two of the oldest show breeds that appeared in the First ... »» Read more...


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