President Theodore Roosevelt once said that Americans should "walk softly and carry a big stick." The terrier that carries his name walks softly while on the hunt, and the "big stick" for the Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is a proverbial one, but the dog is a formidable ratter, a skill that makes them a prized farm pup. Like the former president, the terrier that carries his name is an avid hunter and is just as tenacious as other terriers. The Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is highly adaptable. They are also quite active, and they thrive when allowed to participate in family-oriented activities.
The Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is a pooch that does resemble their namesake. President Roosevelt was an avid hunter; in fact, the teddy bear was named such because Roosevelt refused to shoot a baby bear in the Mississippi Delta on a hunting trip (he was an avid hunter, but he also believed in a fair hunt). Teddy Roosevelt was also a tenacious leader, much like the headstrong Teddy Roosevelt Terrier. This loving little dog is quite active, and they greatly enjoy any time interacting with their family.