MEET YOUR DOG – TERRIERS: “Fiesty Go-Getter!”

(Adapted From Kim Brophey’s Groundbreaking Book, “Meet Your Dog”)

Airdale Terriers, Australian Terrier, Border Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Fox Terrier, Irish Terrier, Jack Russel Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Manchester Terrier Miniature Schnauzer, Norfolk Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Sealyham Terrier, Skye Terrier, Welsh Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Wheaton Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, And More, Including Mixes Of Any Of The Above Breeds

The word Terrier derives from the French word Terre, meaning Earth. Terrier breeds were bred to go to Earth and hunt and kill vermin. Terriers are feisty and energetic. They are determined and “all in” when a challenge is at hand.

You Will Fall In Love With A Terrier Because He/she Is:

Dynamic – He/she has a big, fun, bold, and witty personality.

Independent – He/she isn’t particularly clingy and knows how to self-entertain.

Always Ready – At the drop of a hat, he/she is poised for action.

You Might Find A Terrier Hard To Live With Because He/She:

Has A One-Track Mind – When he/she sets her sights on something, he/she is all in, and you may become invisible to him/her.

Got A Thing For Little Critters – He/She can be dangerous to animals he/she confuses with vermin.

Hyperactive – You may wonder if he/she is ADHD due to the amount of energy he/she ha

You Might Find Yourself Seeking Professional Help For:

  • Difficulty following direction.
  • Dramatic or unmanageable behaviors when walking on the leash.
  • Excessive barking
  • Mischievous and troublemaking, such as digging up the garden or rummaging through the laundry: stirring things up with any family member or pet whom he/she can get a rise out of: stealing things and ripping them into unrecognizable pieces.
  • Predatory behaviors toward animals, including other household pets.
  • Obsessive spinning, tail chasing, or preoccupation with toys, or other targets such as the TV.
  • Competitiveness or bossiness with other dogs in the home.
  • Noise Sensitivity that may manifest in fearfulness and/or excessive barking.