Breed Information Centre

White English Terrier

Description

Illustration of White English Terrier
Breed Group
Terrier
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Small
How much exercise?
Unknown
Length of coat
Short
How much grooming?
Unknown
Supposedly sheds? *
No
Town or Country
Town
Type of home
None
Minimum Garden Size
-
Lifespan

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Terrier Breed Group

Dogs originally bred and used for hunting vermin. 'Terrier' comes from the Latin word Terra, meaning earth. This hardy collection of dogs were selectively bred to be extremely brave and tough, and to pursue fox, badger, rat and otter (to name but a few) above and below ground. Dogs of terrier type have been known here since ancient times, and as early as the Middle Ages, these game breeds were portrayed by writers and painters.



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