Terrier Dog Group

By: Marcela Talavera

Miniature Schnauzer

Average Physical Factors

Height: 13 to 14 inches
Weight: 10 to 18 lbs
Eyes: Oval, Small, Dark Brown and deep-set
Coat: White, Black, Salt and Pepper, Black and Silver
Ears: Naturally floppy or Button ears
Tail: normally docked

Temperament: Friendly, Smart, Obedient, and Great Family Dogs
Exercise Requirements: some exercise for example fetch because they love to run
Grooming Requirements: Daily Grooming, Occasional Baths, Teeth should be brushed regularly, and Nails should be trimmed regularly
Life expectancy: 12 to 15 years
Origin: Originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century
Group / Original Purpose: were normally bred to hunt and kill but are now companion dogs

3 major health Concerns: known to have bladder stones, eye diseases, and prone to hyperlipidemia (to be over weight) (depending on food diet)

3 fun facts: docked schnauzers are banned from showing, floppy ears keep bathwater and bugs out, know for having high cholesterol levels

Rat Terrior

Average Physical Factors

Height: 9.8 - 18 inches

Weight: 9.9 - 24 lbs

Eyes: not large, set wide apart, eye color varies depending on coat color

Coat: Black, White, Chocolate, Tan, Silver, lemon, or Blue

Ears: can be standing up or floppy, but can have button ears

Tail: can be docked or naturally born with a docked tail, now a days can have a natural long tail


Temperament: Friendly, lovable, Fearlessly game for just about anything

Exercise Requirements: some exercise like fetch

Grooming Requirements: coat is short there for should be brushed occasional weekly, nails should be trimmed regularly, to avoid wax buildup in ears check ears regularly

Life expectancy: 13 to 18 years

Origin: American Breed, mix of fox terriers and European Terriers from the 19th Century

Group / Original Purpose: were normally bred to hunt and kill but are now companion dogs


3 major health Concerns: cardiac disease, eye disease, and hip dysplasia (abnormal formation of the hip socket)


3 fun facts: don't do well in kennels, make excellent house dogs, anxious to please people and are very determined

American Hairless Terrier

Average Physical Factors

Height: 7.1 to 18 inches

Weight: 5.5 to 26 lbs

Eyes: moderate in size, expressive, eye color varies with body color. ( EX. if coat is blue eyes are most likely blue)

Coat: Pink, Grey , Black, Gold, Red, White, Tan

Ears: carries erect when dog is alert and are similar to the rat terriers

Tail: regular size and can be docked


Temperament: Lively, Playful, Alert, Intelligent, and loving

Exercise Requirements: love going on long daily walks and enjoys challenging games and outdoor romps

Grooming Requirements: coat is short therefore this breed only needs weekly brushing with a soft bristle brush

Life expectancy: 14 to 16 years

Origin: originated in the southern part of the united states around the 1970's

Group / Original Purpose: were normally bred to hunt and kill but are now companion dogs


3 major health Concerns: because lack of hair they may get a rash, as well as allergies and may get a grass allergy


3 fun facts: have to either wear sun screen or a t-shit because of the lack of hair the can get a sunburn and from the cold, before it was named AHT it was just a rare breed, must live indoors it is not an outdoor or yard dog.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Average Physical Factors

Height: 13 to 16 inches

Weight: 23 to 38 lbs

Eyes: dark in color, in relation to the coat

Coat: smooth and short coat that comes in red, fawn, white, black, or blue, or any of these colors with white and in any shade of brindle with out without white markings

Ears: small and are either rose or have pricked

Tail: likened to an old-fashioned pump handle so should not be curled much


Temperament: does everything full throttle, loves to play, work and is extremely courageous and obedient as well as affectionate with a sense of humor

Exercise Requirements: daily walks or jogs due to its tremendous stamina

Grooming Requirements: Brush daily with a firm bristle brush, bathe or dry shampoo as necessary

Life expectancy: 12 to 14 years

Origin: Staffordshire, England in the 19th century

Group / Original Purpose: were normally bred to hunt and kill but are now companion dogs


3 major health Concerns: prone to mast cell tumors, puppies are prone to having an elongated soft palate ( short muzzles) , and this breed has gas problems


3 fun facts: easy to train, good with kids, very active indoors and will do okay with a small yard