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Terriers are Terrific

Created: October 10, 2008 | Last post: January 31, 2009 | 6 discussions

This is a group for people who have learned to love, live with (and be ruled by) their wonderful spoiled terriers! A terrier is a dog of any one of many breeds or landraces of terrier type, which are typically small, wiry, very active and fearless dogs. Thanks Wikipedia, for the standard definition, however, I would like to emphasize the fearless part! Most terrier breeds were developed in Great Britain and Ireland. They were used to control rats, rabbits, and foxes both over and under the ground. Some larger terriers were also used to hunt badgers. In fact, the word terrier comes from the Middle French terrier, derived from the Latin terra, meaning earth. The Kerry Blue Terrier and Airedale, however, are particularly noted for tackling river rats and otters in deep water. Today, most terriers are kept as companion dogs and make great family pets. They are generally loyal and affectionate to their owners but can be "big characters" requiring a firm hand.
Laura D.
Djitomate

Posted on December 3, 2008 | 2

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Sandy F.
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Posted on December 1, 2008 | 5

I am curious what Christmas Presents everyone gives their dogs? Or what funny presents they have received for thier dogs? My dogs usually get toys from two sets of grandparents. From me, i ususally get them a new leash or harness if they old ones… more ›

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