Series of scaled drawings of various dog breeds within the Terrier Group

The Terrier Group is a dog breed group made up of dogs that are were initially bred to hunt, kill pests, as well as protect their home environment. Dog breeds within the Terrier Group typically have a wiry coat and are typically small. Terrier Group dog breeds are known for their feisty and energetic personality, loyalty, and determination. Terrier Group dog breeds are also characterized by their stubbornness, high energy levels, and special grooming requirements. They are also independent, stubborn, and require proper training from their owner. Dog Breeds within the Terrier Group include the Jack Russell Terrier, Bull Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, and Welsh Terrier.

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Dog Breed Groups are the group of breed categories that divide dogs by the original work they were bred and developed to achieve. There are over 190 dog breeds that are divided into different Dog Breed Groups. Dog Breed Groups have different roles, characteristics, and histories.

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