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Glen of Imaal Terrier

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glen of imaal terrier

Imaal Terriers are tough little dogs with strong working instincts. They're energetic, but can adjust to the city if walked daily. Imaals are not demanding, but they like to bark.

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Anyone who looks into the eyes of the Glen of Imaal Terrier (after pushing back his hair) will see a spirited fellow - brave, stubborn and rambunctious. He had to be to handle the vermin he was in charge of eliminating! With his people, though, he is mild mannered, devoted and gentle.

Fox Terrier

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fox terrier

Today, the Fox Terrier is still just as much fun as he ever was - full of fire, and always ready to have a go at anything, no matter how much bigger than him. Particularly intelligent and affectionate, he is an impulsive, extroverted and lovable little dynamo. He loves exercise and is always ready for a game. Tenacious and tireless the Fox Terrier is a fast mover with lightning-quick reactions. His activity level means that he is often unsuitable for young children.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

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dandie dinmont terrier



Dandie Dinmonts are very smart and independent. These feisty little dogs are often suspicious of strangers and aggressive with other animals. They're sometimes hard to housebreak, and they love to dig and bark.

Dandie Dinmonts are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase - don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.

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An affectionate and at times silly dog, the Dandie can also be willful and standoffish. He is reserved with strangers and protective of his home. He can be plucky and determined, and he is intelligent. Socialization is important from puppyhood to help the Dandie Dinmont feel comfortable with people and other animals.

Cairn Terrier

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cairn terrier

The Cairn Terrier took his name from the stony Scottish land over which he worked. His job was to go to the ground and bolt the foxes, otters and badgers from among the rocks, cliffs and ledges. His sporting instincts and vermin killing ability made him a useful member of the lairds' and crofters' households.

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Cheerful, alert and bursting with joy for life, the Cairn endears himself to all he meets. As charming as he is, he has an independent streak and can prove challenging in the training department. His affectionate nature and kind heart quickly override any annoyance at what might seem like poor manners, making him a beloved family member.

Bull Terrier

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bull terrier
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Naturally gregarious and extremely loyal, the Bull Terrier is a charming, friendly, playful dog who is very attached to his family. Intelligent and active, he needs mental and physical stimulation - preferably in the form of fun play sessions - to keep him happy. For those who have the time and the leadership to give to a Bull Terrier, this dog can make a fine companion - his devotion is unwavering, and his personality never ceases to amuse and endear him to others.

Border Terrier

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border terrier

Border Terriers are quiet and obedient. They're usually friendly with strangers, children and dogs, but watch them around cats and rabbits. Borders are inquisitive and curious. They adapt well to city life if walked daily.

Border Terriers are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase - don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.

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The Border Terrier is a small dog with a large amount of pluck and verve. Alert and game, he makes an excellent watchdog. He is less fiery than other terriers at home, and his affectionate, obedient nature makes him easy to live with. The Border Terrier is a happy-go-lucky companion.

Bedlington Terrier

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bedlington terrier

Bedlington Terriers were originally bred as dog fighters, so they're often aggressive with strange dogs and jealous of other pets. They're suspicious of strangers, and they love to bark and bite. This is a very stubborn breed that needs professional obedience training.

Bedlington Terriers are part of the Terrier group. In general, terriers have a very distinctive personality that's unlike any other breed. They're feisty and energetic. Originally bred to hunt and kill vermin, terriers love the chase - don't let your terrier off its leash unless it's in an enclosed area.

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The Bedlington Terrier is described as having the heart of a lion in the body of a lamb. He is playful, charming, alert and spirited. He thrives on affection and loves nothing more than to be the center of attention. He adores his family, but his loyalty can be a curse - if challenged or threatened, the warrior in him comes out and won't be easily turned off.

Australian Terrier

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australian terrier

Although essentially a working terrier, the "Aussie" as he is affectionately known, soon endeared himself to all those with whom he came in contact as a very desirable companion dog in his own right.

Equally suited to town or country living, the Australian Terrier is noted for his loyalty, intelligence and even disposition. He is neither highly strung nor a persistent barker, but with his inbuilt spirit, courage and air of self assurance, happily assumes the role of protector for home and household.

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Although plucky, intelligent and always up for an adventure, the Australian Terrier is still very much the dog his first Australian families developed to be an all-purpose addition to the homestead. This relatively small canine can stand up to just about anything. He also has a strong desire to please, which, coupled with his intelligence, makes him a quick study in obedience and other matters of training. In fact, he tends to learn things so quickly that he is soon ready to move on to other challenges. Friendly and gentle with his family, he can seem aloof to strangers.

American Pit Bull Terrier

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american pit bull terrier

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When raised and trained with respect and knowledge, there is no finer companion than the APBT. He is intelligent and easily trained, loving, playful, expressive, faithful and versatile. Properly trained, APBTs are actually less likely to be human-aggressive than other breeds.

American Staffordshire Terrier

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american staffordshire terrier
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When raised and trained with respect and knowledge, there is no finer companion than the American Staffordshire Terrier, who is a confident, stable, good-natured and loving dog toward people - as long as he is socialized from an early age. Intelligent, humorous and easily trained, his keen personality soon wins people over. He is absolutely loyal to his family and would lay down his life to protect them.
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