A rare breed developed in the United States, the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is descended from English terriers and terrier mixes brought to America by immigrants. Breeds that likely had a part in the TRT’s creation include the Beagle, Bull Terrier, Italian Greyhound, Manchester Terrier, Smooth Fox Terrier, Whippet, and the now-extinct white English Terrier. The dogs that resulted were used for ratting and were called Rat Terriers. Some were short-legged and some had long legs; the short-legged dogs were eventually named Teddy Roosevelt Terriers after President Teddy Roosevelt, who was rumored to have owned the breed. The TRT is an alert, active dog that needs plenty of human companionship to thrive. They get along with respectful kids, other dogs and even cats, and are lively and affectionate companions.
Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as “rare” is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of…
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Rare Dog Breeds Born in the U.S.A.
Discover four breeds that originated on American soil where they enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of face licks. If you ask someone to name a few American breeds, chances are they’ll come up with the Boston Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Foxhound and perhaps the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. However,…
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