This 18 – 24 pound cutie, originally bred as a vermin hunter, is characterized by the poof of hair atop his head, curved tail, and soulful eyes. Like the Dachshund, he was bred to “go to ground” after badger and the like, and, as such, has a long, low body. This non-shedding breed has a big-dog personality. Confident, smart, and independent, the Dandie Dinmont is affectionate toward his family but reserved with strangers and would do well in both urban and rural settings.
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One of the oldest types of terriers, this cutie hails from Scotland's Isle of Skye. The medium‑sized Skye terrier weighs 35 to 45 pounds. He is known for his short legs, long body, bat‑wing ears, and long double coat that covers the body and face. This agile, dignified breed was originally bred to hunt vermin.
This versatile breed is small, sturdy, and keen. Confident, alert, and spirited, the Australian Terrier is courageous yet friendly and affectionate. His harsh‑textured coat sheds little. Developed to work the rugged Australian outback with his owner (and kill snakes!), this is a dog that will do well in both urban and rural environments.
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An all-purpose breed, the intelligent Kerry Blue Terrier is up for anything. Native to Ireland, the Kerry, originally bred to hunt and retrieve, was used by the peasantry to covertly hunt on noble hunting grounds. Today, the active, fun-loving Kerry makes a wonderful family dog, though one with a high prey drive. Weighing in the neighbourhood of 33-40 pounds, the Kerry is a great size for both farm and city.
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The hallmark of the Scotland Terrier is his wiry coat and distinctive eyebrows and beard. Small (18 to 22 pounds) yet strong, the Scottie is spirited and playful yet a gentle and loving family member. Bred to kill farm vermin, the Scottie, as the AKC notes, is “naturally a digger.”
Considered the "King of the Terriers,” the Airedale is the largest and most robust of the terriers, weighing 40 to 65 pounds. An all‑purpose dog, this smart, sweet-natured breed is up for most anything and likes to be challenged. He is also not afraid to stand up for himself should the situation demand it.
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