TITLE: Terrier group of dogs GROUP MEMBERS: Muhammad Abubakar Muhammad Majid Rasheed Sagheer Ahmed Adeel Ayyaz Zahoor Ahmed TERRIER GROUP Tough and tenacious. These little dogs were miniaturized from hounds to follow prey underground their name comes from terre, French for ‘earth’ - and kill it or drag it out. most of these dogs can be trusted with cats equired dogs small in size but big in spirit While they were described as early as the 16th century as quarrelsome and snappy, terriers are endlessly entertaining, and it is hard not to fall for their sheer lust for life. Terriers can be dangerous with small, furry creatures - from cats to rats. Most are passionate diggers and will journey down rabbit holes in pursuit of quarry. Some terriers are considered untrustworthy in homes with cats and other small animals, Although terriers are generally small, they are high-energy dogs with a love of exercise and play. They’re also intelligent and will find something to keep them busy if you don’t. In general, Terriers still have a strong prey drive and will chase anything and everything. BREEDS OF TERRIER GROUP: •Airedale Terrier •American Staffordshire Terrier •Border Terrier •Australian Terrier •Bedlington Terrier •Cairn Terrier •Bull Terrier •Kerry Blue Terrier Glen of Imaal Terrier Dandie Dinmont Terrier Airedale TerrierLakeland Terrier Manchester Terrier Miniature Bull Terrier Norfolk Terrier Norwich Terrier Parson Russell Terrier Pit Bull Terrier BULL TERRIER Origin / History Originates from Birmingham England where it was bred from crossing Bulldog and terrier type fighting dogs. Appearance Long head egg shaped head and down faced. Small thin prick ears. Long very muscular neck to a short strong back, wide chest. Legs are fairly long and strong boned. Colours Pure white, or white with head markings, or white and brindle, black, red as well as tricolour. Temperament Intelligent, pugnacious, Height and Weight 46 - 61 cm in height and 24 - 28 Kg in weight. Common Health Problems May suffer from hereditary deafness, as well as kneecap dislocation, heart problems, and skin problems. Living Conditions Suited to both life in the country or a town. If in a town house, needs one with a garden, and the garden itself needs to be securely fenced to prevent escape. Exercise Requirements Needs an average amount of exercise for a medium sized breed. Decent daily walk and time off lead are essential. Training Requirements They are not an easy breed to train, but its important they are trained in the basics and do best with firm, reward based training. Training may require a fair degree of patience. Life Expectancy 11 - 13 years. Grooming Easy care short coat just needs brushing a couple of times a week with a hound glove or a brush. NORWICH TERRIER Origin / History Very similar breed to the Norfolk Terrier which originates from East Anglian region of England. The two breeds were divided by the Kennel Club in 1964. They were bred for hunting rats. Appearance Broad and slightly round head with drop ears. Colours Red, black and tan, grizzle, wheaten. Height and Weight Both males and females are generally the same size. 23- 25 cm in height and 5 - 5.5Kgin weight. Common Health Problems Considered an alround healthy breed. may suffer from hypothyroidism which is a lack of thyroid hormone sometimes breathing problems and possibly epilepsy. Living Conditions Ideally suited to country life. If they do live in a town then they would much prefer a house with a garden. Training Requirements Fairly good at learning the basic obedience commands, although not easy to train to a high level. Life Expectancy 13 - 14 years. Grooming Dense coat needs brushing at least twice a week. Coat needs hand stripping every 6 months. Exercise Requirements Will make do with a standard walk a day, or a couple of short walks. Love to be off lead and exploring the local park. SCOTTISH TERRIER Origin / History Bred in the north of Scotland to kill foxes and rodents. Appearance Long flat head, dark eyes, and pointed prick ears. Colours Mostly commonly they are black in colour. Others colours are brindle or wheaten. Temperament Lively, strong willed, stubborn, independant, very loyal, highly intelligent and faithful dogs. Height and Weight 25 - 28 cm in height and 8.5 to 10.5 Kg in weight. Males and females Common Health Problems A fairly healthy breed, but may suffer from Scottie Cramp, hypothyroidism, von Willebrands's disease, craniomandibular osteopathy and skin problems, allergies. Living Conditions Will do fine in country or town, even an apartment, although of course would prefer access to a securely fenced garden. Exercise Requirements An active breeds which needs a good daily walk. Will certainly enjoy longer walks if given the opportunity. Training Requirements Not an easy breed to obedience train. Need firm handling and strong leadership. Can be sensitive and like to be treated with respect. Life Expectancy 12- 15 years. Grooming A Scottie is double coated, wiry outer coat and a soft dense undercoat, regular trimming is necessary to kept the classic Scottie shape as is regular grooming to avoid the coat getting tangled. The harsh dense wiry coat, which has a shot dense and soft undercoat needs a good brush a couple of times a week. Coat needs hand stripping every 3 - 4 months. NORFOLK TERRIER Origin / History Very similar breed to the Norwich Terrier which originates from East Anglian region of England. The main difference between the two breeds is that the Norfolk Terrier has drop ears, the Norwich Terrier has prick ears. The two breeds were divided by the Kennel Club in 1964. They were bred for hunting rats. Appearance Broad and slightly round head with drop ears. Colours Red, black and tan, grizzle, wheaten. Height and Weight Both males and females are generally the same size. 23- 25 cm in height and 5 - 5.5Kgin weight. Common Health Problems Considered an alround healthy breed. If anything, may suffer from from hypothyroidism which is a lack of thyroid hormone, sometimes breathing problems and possibly epilepsy. Living Conditions Ideally suited to country life If they do live in a town then they would much prefer a house with a garden. Exercise Requirements Will make do with a standard walk a day, or a couple of short walks. Will certainly enjoy long outings if given the option. Love to be off lead and exploring the local park. Training Requirements Fairly good at learning the basic obedience commands, although not easy to train to a high level. Life Expectancy 13 - 14 years. Grooming Dense coat needs brushing at least twice a week. Coat needs hand stripping every 6 months. STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER Origin / History Originally bred by crossing the English Bulldog and terrier and used for the sport of bull baiting. When bull baiting was outlawed they were used for fighting each other. Appearance Short broad head with muscular cheeks and small thin rose ears. Short neck and body with broad chest and well sprung ribs. Average length legs which are set quite wide apart. Colours Black, red, fawn, brindle, white, blue, or any of these colours with white. Temperament Courageous, intelligent, affectionate, Height and Weight 35.5 to 41 cm in height and 11 - 17 Kg in weight. Males and females are about the same size. Common Health Problems A very healthy breed. If anything overtime may suffer cataracts. Living Conditions Very adaptable and can live in countryside setting or a town apartment, where if his is the case they will need extra walks and outings. Exercise Requirements Needs lots of exercise to stay fit and healthily and burn off plenty of energy. Either a good long walk or a couple of decent short length walks as well as playtimes will be needed each day. Training Requirements Average breed when it comes to obedience training as they can be pretty stubborn. Do best with firm and consistent training with lots or praise and encouragement to get the best results. Life Expectancy 11-12 years. Grooming Short, smooth dense coat just needs a quick brush a few times a week to remove dead hair and skin.
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