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.

Lakeland moving

Border and Lakeland Terrier

These two Terriers of the Border Region share a common background. The Border Terrier was originally bred was used for fox hunting. So when the Breed Standards were written more than a century later, their working heritage was reflected by its opening words which state that the Border Terrier is: 'essentially a working terrier capable of following a horse' whilst ... »» Read more...

Dandie Head Bob

Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terriers

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...