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Terriers were bred to hunt vermin and tend to have a high energy level and an uncanny ability to stick with a task until it is done to their satisfaction. This tenacity is an excellent trait for ratting. However, the same determined trait poses challenges when Terriers are placed in other situations. This breed group is not likely to back down from a challenge and is best suited to individuals who are diligent in training their dogs. People must also be able to appreciate the tough, energetic level of this breed group.