Terriers: FCI Group #3: The 5 Types of Breeds
Within the group #3 categorized by the FCI, we find the Terriers. This is a type of hunting dog. They come mostly from Great Britain, and their name comes from the Latin “terra”, which means earth. Originally they were dogs used for hunting animals underground, hence their name.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica:
“Terriers were bred to rid barns and stables of vermin, to dig out unwanted burrowing rodents, and to make themselves generally useful around the stable. Terriers were used in the “poor man’s recreation” of rat killing, especially in England where most of these breeds originated. Upper classes used terriers in foxhunting. They also were bred to fight each other in pits—hence the name pit bulls. During the late 1900s, dogfighting was outlawed in most states and countries of the Western world, and these dogs were thereafter bred for a friendly temperament rather than for aggressiveness.”
Considering all the breeds recognized by the FCI that have the word “terrier” in their name, four types of terrier dogs are recognized:
- Large and medium-sized terrier dogs
- Small size terrier dogs
- Bull type terrier dogs
- Toy Terriers
Large and medium sized Terriers
Small sized Terriers
Nihon Teria or Japanese Terrier
Bull type Terriers
American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Silky Terrier
We know that these Terriers are not the only ones in the FCI Group #3 breeds. The rest of the breeds of Group 3 type Terriers, you can find them in this link. However, it was important for us to dedicate a particular post to them. If you have any of these dogs and need a bath, do not hesitate to contact our Pet Grooming Salon in Chicago. Our services give us the authority to be recognized as one of the best Chicago Dog Grooming Services. What are you waiting for to meet us?
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