Nowadays, Old English Terrier is an umbrella name for two types of dogs – the rough-coated Black Terrier and the smooth-coated Black Terrier. However, like all terriers, these dogs are also recognizable for their high spirit, energy levels, love of games and exercise, but on the other hand, shrewdness, and intelligence that is common for all terriers. Take a look at our suggestions as to what you can do to bond with your dog and excel their natural abilities and talents.
You’ve probably heard it a thousand times – terriers are incredibly smart, capable and shrewd. And it’s not a stereotype or terrier-owner propaganda, they really are one of a kind dogs if you shape and train them while they are still young. We recommend you train them as often as you can, as these "brain games" can also help with taming their high energy and mischievous behavior, and introduce a habit of training, obeying, listening – all in all, brain games will both discipline and entertain your trusty Old English Terrier. Take a look at the following steps, but do keep in mind that any game can be adjusted and custom-made to suit your dog’s needs and preferences.
Old English Terriers are known for their energetic demeanor and sharp senses – similar to other terriers, they are good hunting dogs because of these qualities. But what these characteristics overshadow is the social aptness and lovely people-skills that this breed possesses. This dog is a great addition not only to your family life and family dynamics, but thanks to this dog, you will surely become a well-known face in your neighborhood – the adorable little doggo can overcome any rigid social convention and break any ice – with just a whip of a tail, grandmas, schoolgirls, boys, men, everyone will want to hang out with the two of you.
Now, we will ask you to go back in time – to the 17th century England, a time when the Old English Terrier thrived in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Imagine England back then – a spacious sylvan empire of zestful, fiery Old English Terriers. From their homeland, they shapeshifted, evolved and inhabited first the continent, and then the world. Being deft, agile and quick, these are invaluable quality when it comes to activities such as jogging, hunting, hiking and the like - so long as it involves crazy amounts of energy, activity, jumping and running. So, pack your bags, escape the concrete confines and seek shelter near a forest, mountain or a lake, and prepare to see your Old English Terrier in all his glory in his habitat.
If you are against the thought of murdering animals yourself, you could try out your dog’s terrier skills while alternative hunting. Try hunting for something that does not cause harm to other living creatures. Organize a hunting party in your local dog park and have your doggo chase after toy cars!
We see no reason why you shouldn’t paint a portrait of your Old English Terrier. Being such a noble and old breed, it will be a phenomenal and classy addition to your living room.
Every dog is amazing in their own right, but Old English Terriers and their descendants are perfect for people that want that pick-me-up in their lives, an energetic and lively companion that loves to socialize, and an impressive workout and travel partner. All in all, this is a breed that is a well-rounded dog with a great and distinctive personality, but still – always full of surprises.