Terrier Dog Breeds – The Best Diggers
The name “terrier” comes from the Latin word “terra,” meaning earth. They were bred to “go to ground”, to burrow out vermin, and other rodents. Terriers’ bodies were designed to get into tight places to track down their intended prey. Today, Terriers still enjoy a good dig in the yard.
The Terrier dog breeds group comes in wide range of sizes from fairly small, as in the Norfolk, Cairn, to the grand Airedale Terrier. Many Terrier dog breeds have hard and wiry coats that need be plucked or stripped of dead hair to retain the proper texture.
Terrier dog breeds are known to be both feisty and energetic dog breeds. These breeds are also very territorial that they consider the earth to be “theirs,” that is, their yard and their home. Terriers will bark up a storm at any person or animal that approaches their turf. These dogs are ideal for single-pet homes because of their instinctive desire to chase small animals. These breeds typically do not enjoy the company of other dogs, unless they are raised together from a young age.