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Black and Tan Terrier
Other namesOld English Black and Tan Terrier
Broken Coated Working Terrier
Rough Coated Black and Tan Terrier
Old Working Terrier
Old English Terrier
OriginWales and England
Breed statusExtinct
Weight 9–20 lb (4.1–9.1 kg)
Coat Usually wire-haired, could be smooth or woolly
Colour Any combination of black, tan, red, blue, brown, sandy, grizzle, liver or white
NotesFell terrier breeds and the Welsh terrier descend from the Black and tan terrier
Dog (domestic dog)

The Black and Tan Terrier was a broad breed or type of terrier that was one of the earliest terrier breeds. Although it is now extinct, it is believed to be the ancestor of all modern Fell Terrier breeds and the Welsh Terrier, a breed recognised by The Kennel Club.[citation needed]


Working Fell Terriers (non-Kennel Club working terriers from the rocky Lakeland Fells[1] region of the UK) have always been quite variable, but have always been coloured terriers (tan, black or black and tan), as opposed to the white-coated "foxing terriers" preferred in the south of England.[citation needed]

From the coloured rough-coated Fell Terriers of Cumberland, Westmorland and the Scottish Borders were developed several Kennel Club breeds, including the Lakeland Terrier, the Welsh Terrier, and the Border Terrier.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Lake District Walks - Overview - theLakelandFells". 29 September 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2006.