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Dynamo Teddy Roosevelt Terriers
The team at Dynamo Teddy Roosevelt Terriers is focused on conformation, health, and disposition essential for developing high quality show, performance, and companion animals.
We strongly believe that protecting "breed type" is essential and strive to maintain it by breeding to the officially recognized UKC breed standard.
Teddy Roosevelt Terriers are energetic, alert dogs whose curiosity and intelligence make them very easy to train. They thrive on human companionship and will enthusiastically share any activity with their owner. A small but strong and sturdy working terrier, Teddies can range in height from 8-15 inches at the shoulder. Although weight is not specified in the breed standard, Teddy Roosevelt Terriers commonly range between 10-25 pounds.
Please contact us for information on this special breed, availability of puppies, and for referrals to reputable breeders nationwide.
About the Breed
The Teddy Roosevelt Terrier is an American breed descended from the terriers brought over by English miners and other working class immigrants. These versatile terriers probably included crosses between the Smooth Fox Terrier, the Manchester Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the Beagle, the Whippet, the Italian Greyhound, and the now extinct white English Terrier. These dogs were used as ratters, and soon became known as “Rat Terriers.” Two types of Rat Terriers evolved, distinguished primarily by leg length. The short-legged Rat Terriers developed a devoted following and were named in honor of President Teddy Roosevelt, who was once thought to have owned these ratters.
The Teddy Roosevelt Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club on January 1, 1999.
Please review the official UKC breed standard here.
We advocate the importance of verifiable health testing, and make our test results for Primary Lens Luxation (PLL), Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), Hips, Patella, Elbows, and Cardiac available through the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. www.offa.org
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