Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
11 inches. Bitches can be about an inch smaller than the males.
The Non-Sporting Group. Boston Terriers are actually not terriers.
1893. This was amazingly less than 20 years after the breed was first born.
10-14 years. Boston Terriers live longer because they are smaller dogs.
United States. They of course come from Boston.
Irish Blue Terrier. Kerries were originally called "Irish Blues." The English and Irish argued for a while over the breed's name before settling on the name that is still used today.
peasants were forbidden Wolfhounds, so they created the Kerry instead. Irish peasants weren't allowed to own Wolfhounds, which were considered the dogs of nobility. Still, the peasants desperately needed a dog to help them around the farm - to hunt vermin, to turn the butter churn, to guard the farm at night...
Yes. The Kerry's skin is, amazingly, blue in colour. People say that the bluer the skin, the more grey the dog becomes when they grow older.
Ireland. The Kerry Blue was first bred in Ireland, in Count Kerry, hence the name "Kerry" Blue...
Airedale Symphony Orchestra. The Airedale Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1898. It focuses mainly on classical music and plays to capacity audiences. Early in its history, the symphony was known as the Keighly and District Orchestral Society. The name change came about in 1983.
Well, gotta go now, time to feed Cassandra, Henry, Tressie, Ribbon and Handsome. I hope you have enjoyed this look at the "king of the terriers". In my humble opinion, this breed truly is #1.
Yes, Cassandra, I told them you are perfect. No, Henry, get down! Tressie, Tressie...(fade out)
Smithsonian. "Laddie Boy" even had his own special chair to sit in while overseeing cabinet meetings and was the host of a doggie birthday party in his honor.
No. Yellow eyes are considered to be one of many possible faults in an Airedale terrier in the show ring. Some others include: poor movement, undersize, oversize, white feet and hound ears.
dense and wiry outer coat with a softer undercoat. The soft undercoat and the dense, wiry outercoat are meant to protect the dog from the elements. Terriers are bred to "go to ground", and Airedales do love to dig. However, they are used around water as well and need the protection their dual coat provides.
England. Mine workers in the Valley of Aire in England wanted an all-around dog that would each be better than their co-workers dog. Airedale terriers were thus developed to be better hunters, swimmers, retrievers and companions.
Double-coated with harsh outer coat and soft undercoat. A Cairn is double-coated with a harsh feeling outer coat but a short, soft, close furry undercoat. Their coats are also weather-resistant.
White. The Cairn Terrier Club of America recognises any color except white, but dark ears, tail tip and muzzle are desirable characteristics.
Terrier. The seven different dog group categories in Crufts: Toy, Gundogs, Utility, Hounds, Working, Pastoral, and Terriers.
Scotland. The Cairn is one of the oldest terrier breeds, coming from the Scottish Highlands. Descended from the working terrier, they were originally used for pest control.
Wiry, harsh. A Border Terrier's coat should be 'harsh and dense; with close undercoat'. Their wiry hair also gives them a cute moustache. They do not shed and need to be hand stripped biannually. You should never clip a Border's hair. It ruins the texture and makes it go fluffy.
|What is the name of the breed record holder whose greatest achievment was becoming Reserve Best in Show in Crufts 1988?||Border Terriers
Ch. Brannigan of Brumberhill. Ch. Brannigan of Brumberhill produced 10 champions, including Ch. Otterkin Singin' the Blues which is my pup's great great great granny, making Bodie a direct decsendant of him. Amazingly enough his name is also Bodie. The Brumberhill kennels where he is from have also produced the Bitch RBecord Holder, Ch. Brumberhill Betwixt ShCM.
|Which famous author who wrote books about animals had a Border terrier named Bodie and probably helped the breed's status?||Border Terriers
James Herriot. Yes, the world's most famous vet had a scruffy little Border Terrier. In fact, my own Border puppy is named Bodie after him!
|The British breed description also describes the Border Terrier as being what?||Border Terriers
Game. The breed standard says the Border should 'combine activity with gameness' and they certainly do!
|What animal is the Border Terrier's head described as being like in the British breed standard?||Border Terriers
An otter. The breed description states the Border must have a 'head like that of an otter'. It is the breed's most distinguishing feature.
|What was the name of the first Border Terrier to be registered with the British Kennel Club?||Border Terriers
Moss Trooper. Moss Trooper was registered in 1913 under 'Any Breed or Variety of British, Colonial, or Foreign Dog not Classified'. The breed's official recognition came in 1920.
Scottish/English border. The Border Terrier was bred in the area where Roxburghshire, Scotland and Northumberland, England join. They came from the Coquet Valley and were originally called the Coquetdale Terrier.
|The Manchester Terrier was used in the development of another, much larger breed of dog. Which breed is it?||Manchester Terriers
Doberman Pinscher. The Doberman Pinscher was created by cross-breeding various breeds of dogs including the Manchester Terrier, the German Shepherd, the Rottweiler, the German Pinscher, the Black Greyhound and various others.
|Which country exported Manchester Terriers to Great Britain during the 1950's to help revive the breed?||Manchester Terriers
United States of America. The two most important dogs which were exported were Sir Oscar of Chatham Farms and Gwinney Willows Thunderstorm.
|What breed of dog was cross-bred with Manchester Terriers, after World War II, to help revive the breed?||Manchester Terriers
English Toy Terrier. The English Toy Terrier is actually a toy version of the Manchester Terrier and was only recognised as a separate breed in 1924 by the Kennel Club of Great Britain.