Gateway Terrier Association

Welcome to Gateway Terriers

What exactly is a terrier?

“Terrier” comes from the latin word for earth, “terra“, and that’s where most of these dogs want to be. All earthdogs are terriers (except dachshunds) but not all terriers are earthdogs. Here is a list of the terrier breeds recognized by AKC:

Airedale Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
American Hairless Terrier
Australian Terrier (E)
Bedlington Terrier (E)
Border Terrier (E)
Bull Terrier
Cairn Terrier (E)
Cesky Terrier (E)
Dachshund (E), (N)
Dandie Dinmont Terrier(E)
Glen of Imaal Terrier(E)
Irish Terrier
Jagdterrier (E)
Kerry Blue Terrier
Lakeland Terrier (E)
Manchester Terrier (E)
Miniature Bull Terrier (E)
Miniature Pinschers (E), (N)
Miniature Schnauzer (E
Norfolk Terrier (E)
Norwich Terrier (E)
Parson Russell Terrier (E)
Rat Terrier (E)
Russell Terrier (E)
Scottish Terrier (E)
Sealyham Terrier (E)
Silky Terrier (E)
Skye Terrier (E)
Smooth Fox Terrier (E)
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
WelshTerrier (E)
West Highland White Terrier (E)
Wire Fox Terrier (E)
Yorkshire Terrier (E)

* (E) denotes Earthdog
* (N) denotes Non-Terrier