Curiously named after a country gentleman Dandie Dinmont, a character in Sir Walter Scott’s novel, Guy Mannering 1814, the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is an interesting combination of unusual but dignified appearance and hunting prowess.
Named for England’s Bedlington Mining Shire, where it was developed in the 1800’s, the Bedlington Terrier is one of the more unusual members of the Terrier Group.
The West Highland White Terrier originated in Scotland in the 1800’s; one of the Scottish Terriers used to hunt fox, badger, and other pests.
The Scottish Terrier’s early history is confusing; The Scottie of today is probably a descendant of dogs from the Scottish Western Isles, which were selectively bred in Aberdeen in the mid-1800’s.
Packs of small, red terriers, which evolved from Irish terriers, existed in the 1800’s; The Norwich Terrier may be derived from these dogs, or it may be descended from the extinct Trumpington Terrier.
The Australian Silky Terrier was created during the early 1900’s, is probably the result of breeding the Australian Terrier with the Yorkshire Terrier; The breed was developed in Australia, although the ancestral types and breeds were from Great Britain.
One of the oldest Terrier breeds, going back to the 1500’s, the Skye Terrier originated off the coast of Scotland on the Isle of Skye; This exceptionally long-haired terrier is named after its Scottish Hebridean island of origin.
The Cairn Terrier may have originated on the Scottish Isle of Skye and the Highlands of Scotland, where since at least the time of Mary Queen of Scots, it worked the cairns, searching for hiding foxes.
The exact origins of this breed are unknown; The Border Terrier is may be the oldest of Britain’s Terriers, existed in the border country between England and Scotland, in much its present form, in the late 1700’s.
One of the four Terrier breeds native to Ireland, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is an ancient breed of unknown origins and is named after a valley in Country Wicklow, in eastern Ireland.