The Airedale, "King of Terriers," originates from England's Aire Valley. Bred for hunting and vermin control, they're strong, energetic, and trainable but require ample exercise.
Bedlington Terrier: English breed from 1800s, hunted vermin in farms and mines. Resembles lambs in appearance and texture. Sleek, sighthound-like.
Originating in England, the Bull Terrier was bred for dogfighting but transformed into a gentle companion. With a distinctive horse-like face, this breed is full of personality. Early, consistent training is vital due to their stubborn nature.
Originating in the Scottish Highlands, Cairn Terriers became famous as Toto in The Wizard of Oz. These hardy dogs were skilled at hunting and make great family pets. Weekly brushing and moderate exercise are necessary.
Jack Russell Terrier: Developed by Rev. John "Jack" Russell in 1800s England, two varieties emerged - Parson (longer legs) and Jack Russell (shorter legs). Energetic, they excel in hunting and require exercise, mental stimulation, and training.
Mini Schnauzers: small version of Standard Schnauzers. Spirited, playful, originated in Germany. Need moderate exercise. Wiry coat requires professional grooming.
The Norwich Terrier, from England, is a small, brave, and loving breed. It hunted foxes in packs, closely related to the Norfolk Terrier with upright ears.
Rat Terrier: US-developed, energetic, determined. Two sizes: miniature and standard. Need exercise and play. Skilled rat hunters on farms.
Scottish Terriers: prized hunters, rat killers, known for black, wheaten, and brindle coats. Scrappy, bold, may not tolerate other dogs.
Irish Terrier: Fiery red coat, intense expression. From Ireland, versatile breed. Hunting, guarding, family companion. Strong-willed, energetic. Exercise, training needed.