English White Terrier

English White Terrier (White English Terrier, also known as Old English Terrier or British White Terrier) is a breed of dog extinct, of English origin.

"The name of"English White Terrier"it was invented and adopted at the beginning of" 1860 by a group of breeders willing to create a new breed of dog, inspired by the typical Terrier work but with a higher acuity of hearing. This premature intention was born later the Fox Terrier, the Jack Russell Terrier, the Sealyham terrier and, later, in United States the Boston Terrier and the Rat Terrier.

With the passage of time (and not much) the authorities of the Kennel Club they decided that the English White Terrier, It should be regarded as a race and was admitted, but the large number of genetic problems of the dog led to his popularity fell in picado…

All these vicissitudes brought to life and history of the English White Terrier, lasted very little... to the 30 years of appearing on the stage of the Kennel Club, the English White Terrier had fallen into extinction. However, before disappearing was crossed with the English Bulldog Thus the first dawn of the races Boston Terrier and Bull Terrier.

In fact, working and small Terrier breeds have existed at least since the end of the century in United Kingdom 18. These dogs have always been very variable in size and shape, they could find dogs Terrier with a height to the cross which ranged between the 25,4 and 31 cm., with drooping ears or ears straight, smooth layer or hair long…

With the rise of the show ring over the years 1860, enthusiasts of the new races that were emerging, they made possible by naming them and improve them, the Terrier were the first of their lists. There were born dogs Terrier work now known as Fox Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier and Sealyham Terrier.

In the vortex of creation and claim of new dog breeds, the various breeders groups competing ruthlessly, Sometimes they put different names for a same breed, was also a common practice to invent stories about breeds - totally- fictitious they advertised as part of a campaign by declaring a new strain of a race, or a new race, that gave some personal distinction and cache to the breeder and by course its sales climbed. That was the real sense...

In 1894, by the time the English White Terrier finally disappeared from the scene of the canine clubs (always was more like a pet dog of exposure of company, as a working dog) a scholar of the race, Rawdon Lee Briggs, He noted that "the last specimens seen in London", "they were of type"Toy”, small dogs that were not above the 7 kg, with a rounded skull, or the so-called 'Apple head', "which should be an effect of inbreeding". According to the official standard, the English White Terrier weighing between 6 and 9 Kg.

Lee described the English White Terrier as "the most fragile and delicate of all our Terrier". It is not the typical companion of a sportsman, but it is an ideal for living in a nice house dog, "you receive a considerable amount of pampering and care".

Although 1894 the dog still remained, the people linked to the canine world could see in his eyes that the possible extinction of the English White Terrier was already a harsh reality... But lamenting the decline of the race, are they comforted thinking that perhaps they should give rise to new races (assuming the inevitable)…, and they thought developing breeds better adapted to the needs and comforts of the historic present.

There was, an exemplary race English White Terrier born male in 1876, He was very famous, was property of Alfred Benjamin, It was called 'Silvio’. Is considered today a privileged and reliable sample of the race.

In 1877, Silvio was the champion of a 'Conformation Show' event (Demonstrations of conformation, also known as a demonstration race), is a competition, or well... an event in which a judge familiar with a particular breed of dog, evaluates each copy individually and determines what dogs are purebred or, which conform to the breed standard. Silvio weighed nineteen pounds.

"This exhibition was held in the"Royal Agricultural Hall"in the year" 1878, "in what is today known as the l"Business Design Centre"it is a site Exhibition Centre in the District of Islington", in London.

English White Terrier (White English Terrier, Old English Terrier or British White Terrier).

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