Why is the White Terrier Extinct?
How did the English White Terrier become extinct? This small dog was only available in white color, weighing between 8 to 35 pounds. It grew from about 10 to 15 inches tall, and mothers typically gave birth to three to five puppies per litter. These dogs were great for hunting, as they could be quite large when fully grown. However, their small size and lack of hearing led them to become rare in England, and it wasn’t until World War I did they become extinct.
English White Terriers were bred as show dogs, and they were small to medium in size. They lacked the fierceness of other hunting terriers, and they could be shy and nervous. To combat this problem, they were crossed with the Old English Bulldog and other terrier breeds. The result was the Bull Terrier, a dog with traits of many terrier breeds. Unfortunately, their popularity didn’t last long and the breed was nearly extinct within 30 years.
The breed was reintroduced in the 1960s.
Although it was considered extinct due to extinction, terriers are still popular pets today. Dogs can be great companions for a person. The only downside is that they may not be suitable for all household members. They can be aggressive towards strangers, and they can bite if they don’t get enough attention. Despite their feistiness, the American Staffordshire Terrier is a very intelligent dog. The only difference is that they are smaller than the Miniature Bull Terrier.
Another type of white terrier was the Lapponian Shepherd. These dogs were closely related to the Australian Shepherd and Border Collie. Their records of the breed’s existence are limited, so they’re often mistaken for one another. They were smart dogs used by Sami people in northern Finland. However, their short stature and lack of vigor made them a poor choice for dogs, and they became extinct in 1999.