These are spirited, full of life dogs whose sizes range from fairly small, as in the Norfolk, Cairn or West Highland White Terrier, to the majestic Airedale Terrier. People familiar with this Group quite often comment on the unique terrier personality. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals and pets, including other dogs. Many continue to project the attitude that they’re always eager for a spirited argument. In general, they make engaging pets, but require owners with the determination to match their dogs’ lively characters. Most terriers have a wiry coats that does require special grooming in order to maintain a characteristic appearance.
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