Terrier Breeds – Background and Traits

The smaller Terriers are my favorite types of dogs; wonderfully intelligent, cheerful and loyal but they definitely have minds of their own and can be very stubborn. They truly believe they are big dogs and are very sure of themselves.  In fact I’ve found most Terrier Breeds to be overly confident as they don’t hesitate to tackle much bigger dogs when they really shouldn’t.  This is hardly surprising since they were bred to hunt vermin which requires speed and not waiting for human command. They seem to get into trouble quicker than other breeds and will often try to outsmart their owners.

Of course these are generalities and every dog is different but you’ll find you have to be quite patient and persistent when tackling dog obedience training. It’s not that terrier breeds don’t understand you – it’s just that they often seem to think they know better!  But the results are well worth the effort. Use the below in depth guides to help youwhen choosing a pet. More Tips on Terrier Training

List of Terrier Breeds

Airedale Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier (Staffy)

Australian Terrier

Bedlington Terrier

Border Terrier

Boston Terrier

Bull Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Manchester Terrier

Miniature Bull Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Parson Russell Terrier (Jack Russell Terrier)

Scottish Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Silky Terrier

Skye Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Welsh Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier