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Anyone who has owned a dog from the Terrier Group can attest to the Terrier mentality. Energetic, sharp, and independent, terriers were originally bred to hunt and kill rats and other vermin.
Later, in the 1800's, Terriers such as the Pit Bull were bred for fighting. Today, Terriers are mostly used as companion dogs. With their determined nature, they don't easily back down from a confrontation and don't always exhibit a high tolerance for other animals and dogs. This breed is suited for those who enjoy the spirited, feisty nature of Terrier dogs.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|