People familiar with terriers invariably comment on their distinctive personality. Terriers typically have little tolerance for other animals, 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.
The Airedale has a sweet disposition, but when challenged, is not afraid to stand up for himself. Obedience training is important for these quick learners.
The Bedlington has a mild and gentle temperament and is neither fussy nor mischievous. The breed is an energetic playmate for children but not overly rambunctious. Regular playtime and walks will keep the Bedlington fit and in high spirits. The coat requires trimming by an experienced groomer to keep it in proper form.
Cesky terriers are loyal family members who require continued socialization throughout their lives due to their reserved nature towards strangers. They are an active breed and, like most terriers, love to dig. Ceskys require a moderate amount of grooming with monthly clippings. A secure backyard where the breed can get regular exercise is strongly recommended.
When working, the Glen is active, agile, silent, and intent upon its game; otherwise, he can be a docile companion for families with older children. A real terrier of considerable substance and temperament, this breed is a harsh-coated breed that requires stripping twice a year. Hair should also be removed from under the tail, the ears, and from between the pads.
The strongly built, active, and determined miniature bull terrier is often described as clownish and fearless. Although fond of both grown-ups and children, they may become too energetic for small children without the proper exercise and training. They are not recommended for families with other non-canine pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs. This easy-to-groom breed requires only occasional brushing.
The Staffordshire bull terrier is extremely courageous and obedient, highly intelligent, and affectionate with a sense of humor. This, coupled with its affection for its friends, and children in particular, its off-duty quietness and trustworthy stability, makes it a foremost all-purpose dog.