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Twelve popular terrier breeds, in no particular order of merit or popularity. We have sorted them alphabetically to show no favouritism!
Meet the King of the Popular Terrier Breeds — the Airdale Terrier. Airedale’s are significantly taller than other terrier breeds at around 56–59cm for females and 58–61cm for males. They have a muscular look and their characteristic wiry coat benefits from being a double coat that is waterproof. They may be taller than other terriers, but the personality is all terrier. They are bold and outgoing, quick to learn high energy and excel at obedience and agility.
Airedales are an active breed that loves to be busy running or training; their exercise needs are more than an hour a day, frequently two or more hours of exercise being required for younger dogs. They are excellent scenting and tracking dogs and have often been referred to as the “waterside terrier” due to their role and usefulness at keeping down vermin around rivers.
The list is alphabetical, but here we are; the second terrier is also a larger terrier breed than many. They stand at 38–42cm for females and 41–44cm for males. Bedlington Terriers have a unique appearance due to their wedge-shaped heads and curly coat mostly a pale blue colour and maybe blue and tan, liver, liver and tan, sandy or sandy and tan. They are tall, with sloping shoulders and a well-proportioned body with muscular hindquarters. The rear legs appear longer than the front adding to the athletic look of the breed.
Bedlingtons are loved for their mild, laid back temperaments, they are adaptable and affectionate. The mild nature should not fool you though; they have a strong…