Old English Terrier

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Vital Statistics:
Place of Origin: England
Group: Terrier
Height: 12-18 in.
Weight: 14-35 lbs.
Life span: n/a
Trainability: high
Good with children: yes, with early socialization
Good with other pets: problem due to strong prey drive

What is the origin of the Old English Terrier?

Bred in England, the two types of Old English Terrier – smooth-coated and rough-coated – were developed by the 18th century. Old English Terriers can be found worldwide and have gained popularity due to their hunting prowess.

What does the Old English Terrier look like?

This Terrier is 12-18 inches tall and weighs 14-35 lbs. It has a wedge-shaped, strong muzzle. The eyes are set wide apart. Ears can be erect or folded over. The nose is black. The tail is sometimes docked where this practice continues. The coat is smooth or rough. Colors are black or black with white markings. Brush regularly.

What is the temperament of the Old English Terrier?

Old English Terriers are intelligent and high-spirited dogs. As with all dogs, early positive obedience training and socialization is necessary. This Terrier is a working dog and has a very high prey drive. They will view small animals as prey and do not do well with small pets. They are loving with their family. They require lots of vigorous exercise and may not be happy confined to an apartment.

What is the Old English Terrier used for?

The Old English Terrier is still used as a hunter. Since they love people, they make great companion dogs.


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