Your Favorite Terrier Dog Breed

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i personally don't consider the bull & terrier breeds terriers (that includes bostons), so for this question they don't enter my mind. here's my likes in order.
1. fell/patterdale
2. jagdterrier (although i don't like that they open on track)
3. JRT
4. british & irish working bred borders, lakelands, welsh, sealyhams & bedlingtons
5. teckel
6. the VERY few working bred irish
7. working bred airedale
8. working bred dobe
9. working bred rat terrier
10. working bred schnauzers
11. the rest of the non toy terriers
 
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i personally don't consider the bull & terrier breeds terriers (that includes bostons), so for this question they don't enter my mind. here's my likes in order.
1. fell/patterdale
2. jagdterrier (although i don't like that they open on track)
3. JRT
4. british & irish working bred borders, lakelands, welsh, sealyhams & bedlingtons
5. teckel
6. the VERY few working bred irish
7. working bred airedale
8. working bred dobe
9. working bred schnauzers
10. the rest of the non toy terriers
You don't consider apbt, fair enough but... a dobe?
 

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You don't consider apbt, fair enough but... a dobe?
to me what group a dog belongs to is about structure not the name hung on it.
disregarding size & color, compare the structure & intensity of a descent working dobe to the structure of say a a JRT & the intensity of a rat. schnauzers are the same shave them down they have near identical head structure to a shave down scotty.
only a very few pits have the leaner longer killing terrier head,(those that do if i saw them i would definitely consider a terrier on structure). they generally have a more square holding head, not truly square like a bulldog or mastiff but much more so than a true terrier. while we're at it i'm torn on the english bull terrier because they do have a long terrier type head, but they also have a short wide exaggerated bull body. the recreated "ingles/hinks" lines being developed in britain are w/o doubt terriers to me.
JMO and worth what you paid for it.
 

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I really well bred APBT, I'd love to have one one day but until they lift the ban on importing I'm not likely to get one from a breeder here, I'd go to a shelter and find a very pretty pitty type though.

And this all depends if I could get past their DA tendancies and their "OMGILOVEEVERYONE!BEMYBESTFRIEND!" towards strangers. Plus I like my "thinkers" my mum had a lot of those terrier/bully breeds and said you have to think for them so they don't get themselves in trouble, which I've always thought was a good way to describe it.

Oh, and there are only 2 states left that they are completley allowed, they are banned in my current state and heavily restricted in most others.

I just think theyd be such a totally fun breed to have.

I do consider them a terrier, they have that same tenacity that usuaully turns me off terriers but I suppose its there bulldog side that makes me consider them over any other terrier.
 
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i personally don't consider the bull & terrier breeds terriers (that includes bostons), so for this question they don't enter my mind. here's my likes in order.
I agree, mostly, but I make my distinction along lines of function: do they go to ground? It's a spectrum for me, the short legged dogs developed in the British Isles are the "most" terrier to me, then the long legged all purpose farm dogs developed in the British Isles, then the German Schnauzers/Pinschers which are barely Terriers in my mind. Many German breeds tend to be more generalists than specialists like many British dogs.

It was very interesting to read your reasoning.

I've been on an Airedale kick lately after a really cool young dog was in my puppy class for a while. Really affable dog. I was adamantly no terrier for a while, but Marsh is such the other end of the extreme re: trainability that I think I might always need a terrier around to keep me humble.
 

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Jackson is my favorite terrier ;)

Hehe.

I suppose I should say Yorkies. But really, I think Westies might be my favorite terrier in general from my experiences.
 
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Oh, yes. Airedales. I love them. Haven't been around one in a long time, but they have always been a favorite of mine.

One of my favorite dogs of all time was Thor, a biker friend's dog. He got sold a pure bred Doberman, but as Thor grew up and his coat came in, his muzzle squared off . . . and Thor was a Doberdale :rofl1: But he was AWESOME.
 

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I am soooooo not a terrier person. Two months with a terrier was enough for me. It was fun (sorta) but I like my herding type dogs and papillons.

That said I like staffies if I were to ever get a terrier.
 

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American Pit Bull Terrier for sure! :D I also like Amstaffs, SBTs, Airedale Terriers (I have a mix.) and Schnauzers (I have a mix.). I like JRTs from a distance, lol I just couldn't see myself owning one. :p They are cool little dogs, but a bit too crazy for me. ;)
 

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Mu says that anyone with an urge for an Airedale can have Max. He's been well disciplined by a couple of angry bitches. ;)


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I'd have to go with a Dale for my favorite...I'm not a good match for terriers usually but Max is something else. I like everything about him and it makes me wonder if he's a good breed representation. LOL. I like APBTs too but I don't know if I could live with one.
 

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Westies!!! I raised a westie for one year when I lived with my roommate about 4 years ago- Rory- and I was in love with him! He and I were tight- hah!
 

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I love pits and staffs, but I just do NOT see them as terriers!! So they win, but they're not in that category as far as I'm concerned. Prob say parson jrt if I'm picking on actual terrier-ness lol..
 

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