Your Favorite Terrier Dog Breed

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Some would maintain that it's not a "real terrier" unless the breed at some point was rumored to go to ground. The more hardlined would exclude animals who haven't the ability to fit down a stovepipe no matter what their ancestry.
For that matter Aires, wheatens, BRT, and do forth are fake terriers too, silly copy cats.
 

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For that matter Aires, wheatens, BRT, and do forth are fake terriers too, silly copy cats.
not necessarily, dales & pitties too, have gone into holes to pull out coyotes. the big true terriers like dales & wheatens were developed to be draw dogs not earth dogs. but they are still terriers in structure. the BRT is mostly giant schnauzerXdale so still terrier in structure.
 

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I didn't day they're not terriers, I said I don't see them as quintessential terrier. I've met many many staffs, they're the number one breed in most parts of the UK. I can't speak for US bully types. Terrier to ME is something quite specific to ME.
 

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I am going for Amstaff too. I had several different breeds before, like bulldog or also boxer. But since 4 years when i got my little Thor, i am defnetly voting for American Staffordshire terrier.
 

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JRs (but only the wishbone, my dog skip, or dekka variety)


Westies and Border terriers :)
 

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I'm not a terrier person however I am spending the weekend in a hotel with Teagan ;) I would say I'd take her.
 

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There were several wonderful SBTs at the trial I was at this weekend and be still my heart. They are just the coolest little dogs I've ever met. Little blocks of muscle with a pit head on one end and a wagging tail on the other - what more could one ask for?!
 

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I would like to meet more staffies. They're the one terrier breed I could really see myself with. Maybe a good JRT. Not sure though.
 

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I love staffords. I am more of a small dog person... I love big dogs, but I'd choose to own smaller dogs. My parents have a stafford and she is just lovely. I have to keep remembering that they are not really 'big' dogs, but they still feel like big dog. I don't know if that makes sense. I lovely the smaller type, personally, not those breed to be as large/chunky as possible.

I really like the JRT. I would consider them at some point as a future breed.

I love, love, love the look of the Glen of Imaal Terrier, but I've never met one.

Edit - I always consider Min Pin to be a bit terrier-like. Is this perception wrong?
 
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Oh hahaha! I am so sorry guys I never replied after my first post. It's been a while since I have been a member here but I never really get my way around. Glad that you posted your thoughts!
 
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I love staffords. I am more of a small dog person... I love big dogs, but I'd choose to own smaller dogs. My parents have a stafford and she is just lovely. I have to keep remembering that they are not really 'big' dogs, but they still feel like big dog. I don't know if that makes sense. I lovely the smaller type, personally, not those breed to be as large/chunky as possible.

I really like the JRT. I would consider them at some point as a future breed.

I love, love, love the look of the Glen of Imaal Terrier, but I've never met one.

Edit - I always consider Min Pin to be a bit terrier-like. Is this perception wrong?
Maybe it's because they look so similar to the Manchester Terrier? ;)
 

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I'm so not suited to live with a Terrier, but if I had to pick, it would either be a Staffy, Border or Airedale. After working with Airedale rescue for a few years back in KC, they sort of grew on me, as well as making me adamant about never owning one. There were a couple I would have taken home in a heartbeat though. To this day, I remember Coffee (and not just because of his name).
 

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Staffy bulls. The wee smiley darlings with the wiggly tails. Adore them.
 
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I'm so not suited to live with a Terrier, but if I had to pick, it would either be a Staffy, Border or Airedale. After working with Airedale rescue for a few years back in KC, they sort of grew on me, as well as making me adamant about never owning one. There were a couple I would have taken home in a heartbeat though. To this day, I remember Coffee (and not just because of his name).
You would love Tallulah, lol. Trust me. :)
 

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