Terriers Then & Now

Early BedlingtonEarly Bedlington

Badger and TerriersBadger and Terriers

Early Australian TerrierEarly Australian Terrier

Modern Australian TerrierModern Australian Terrier

Airedale TerrierAiredale Terrier

Early Parson Jack Russell TerriersEarly Parson Jack Russell Terriers

Old English White and Black & Tan Terriers (now extinct)Old English White and Black & Tan Terriers (now extinct)

Dandie Dinmont TerriersDandie Dinmont Terriers

Cairn TerrierCairn Terrier

Bedlington TerrierBedlington Terrier

Early Fox TerriersEarly Fox Terriers

Old English White and Black & Tan Terriers (now extinct)Old English White and Black & Tan Terriers (now extinct)

Mounted Terrier ManMounted Terrier Man

Terriers in saddle bagsTerriers in saddle bags

Staffordshire Bull TerrierStaffordshire Bull Terrier

Early Welsh TerriersEarly Welsh Terriers

Jack Russell working quarryJack Russell working quarry

Skye TerriersSkye Terriers

Airedale headAiredale head

An entertaining, informative and visually rich DVD that traces the history and development of all 40 Terrier breeds through two centuries using hundreds of historical stills and video clips.


Terriers Then & Now is a unique DVD that explores the history, development, functions and comparisons of Terriers. Every Terrier breed is covered with emphasis on their purpose and unique characteristics.

In particular this DVD covers:

  • the purpose for which each Terrier was developed
  • important aspects of each breed standard
  • the unique and distinguishing features of each Terrier.

Terriers Then & Now is an educational DVD/video that travels in time, from the earliest references in art and literature to the role of the terrier in the 21st century.  It includes:

  • 40 internationally recognised breeds of Terriers
  • Lithographs, archival photos, artwork and modern video footage demonstrating pictorially how and why each different terrier breed was developed
  • Unique and distinguishing aspects of each breed standard described in detail, using fine examples of today's top show dogs
  • Demonstrations of most recreational dog activities including Flyball, Agility, Obedience, Search & Rescue, Schutzhund, and Canine Freestyle.

Terriers Then & Now has received world acclaim for its originality, depth and state-of-the-art documentary techniques. It draws upon Jane's lifetime experience in Terriers, and decades of collecting material specifically with this production in mind. It was two years in the making and embraces the following features:

  • Original script
  • 24 purpose built graphics
  • 6 original music compositions, written and performed specifically for 'Terriers Then & Now'
  • 2 hours 34 minutes duration
  • Donated footage including historical clips dating back to 1937
  • Over 800 historical stills
  • Approximately 500 different video clips, comprised of original footage shot in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Austria, Finland, Portugal and Italy

All pictures on this page appear in the actual footage of 'Terriers Then & Now'.

Running time: 2 hours 33 minutes


This DVD covers the following topics:


  • First classification
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Defining/naming Terriers

Ratting Terriers of England

  • Norwich & Norfolk Terriers
  • Sport of rat killing
  • Manchester and English Toy Terrier

Descendants of Old English Black & Tan Rough Coated Terrier

  • Welsh Terrier
  • Search & Rescue demonstration
  • German Hunt/Jagdterrier

Old English White Terrier and it's descendants

  • Fox Terrier (Smooth & Wire)
  • Fox Hunting, ferreting and Terrier in-ground hunt
  • Jack Russell and Parson Jack Russell Terriers
  • Canine Freestyle Demonstration
  • Tenterfield Terrier
  • Japanese Terrier
  • Brazilian Terrier

Terriers of the Border Region

  • Border Terrier
  • Lakeland/Fell/Patterdale Terrier
  • Bedlington and Dandie Dinmont Terriers

Terriers in Australia

  • Australian Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Australian Silky Terrier
  • Flyball Demonstration

Sealyham, badgers and badger digs

Terriers of Scotland

  • Skye Terrier
  • Clydesdale/Paisley Terrier
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Cairn Terrier
  • West Highland White Terriers
  • Agility Demonstration

Cesky Terrier

Terriers of Ireland

  • Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Irish Terrier
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Schutzhund Demonstration

Airedale Terrier

  • Otter drags
  • More Schutzhund
  • Search & Rescue
  • Agility

Bull Terrier breeds

  • Dog fighting, bull and bear baiting
  • Bull Terrier
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Blue Paul Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Obedience and Tracking


DVD Reviews

All terrier enthusiasts will enjoy this video. I particularly value the pictures showing how each breed has developed, and changed, over the years. A tremendous amount of dedicated research, time and energy has turned a brilliant idea into a valuable and enjoyable way of understanding this complex group of breeds. ("Dog World" newspaper 30 April 2004)

Mrs Ferelith Somerfield (London UK) - Respected British all breeds judge ('all rounder'), Board Member of the Kennel Club (UK), Chairman of 'Dog World' (UK) and because of her life-time as a breeder, known as the 'grand dame' of Cairn Terriers.

I have viewed it, admired it and fully endorse it's use as a training tool for judges, fanciers and breeders alike.

Peter Luyten (Ringwood VIC Australia) - world renowned terrier expert, all-breeds judge and breeder of Champion Fox Terriers under the 'Rama' prefix.

Customer Comments

Impressive. Unputdownable. And so inventive. The research and knowledge that have gone into the whole makes it instructive and very interesting. And we did also so ENJOY watching your work too, for all the marvellous pictures and the way you used them. The merging of pictures to show the changes over the years was so effective.

Mary Evans of the 'Mary Evans Picture Library', London, UK

I must congratulate you … they (the DVDs) are really stunning! The camera work, content and narration are all FIRST CLASS!

Joyce Goldschmidt, Hon Secretary/Editor Cape Terrier Club, Constantia, South Africa

I think your DVD is a really remarkable effort - informative, enjoyable, professional and full of images to delight a terrier lover like me.

Pam Payne, Terranora, NSW, Australia

The video is fantastic. Anyone who loves terriers (or dogs) would love this video. I especially enjoyed watching the dogs change from the early to modern version. There is nowhere else I know of where one can see that.

Carol Lerner, Walnut Creek California, USA

EXCELLENT video... Congratulations. The development stages of the breeds is a very good example of how the genetic makeup of a dog can be varied and changed over the years.

Helen Furber, all-breeds judge, Woollahra, NSW, Australia

It's absolutely fantastic. So fascinating to watch how the breeds evolved. Thank you for your dedication and hard work - I for one really appreciate it.

Lexi Oldenburg, Mona Vale NSW, Australia

I always learn so much from you, I consider you my mentor in Terriers.

Dianne Ivey, Calgary Canada

Thank you again for the best dog video I have ever seen.

Kirsti Kahrs, Bekkelagsterrassen, Norway

What a load of work, research and more is in this video. It helps a lot to understand the various terriers and the history behind them.

Ursula Ryf, Langnau, Switzerland

Terriers Then and Now is just the best thing ever. If in Terriers you can not be without this tape - it is a must to own.

Pat de Coning, Johannesburg, South Africa

I was amazed at just how fantastic it is!  It should be required viewing for all terrier aspiring judges.

Linda Johnson, Cranbourne Vic, Australia

I particularly like the activities you show the terriers doing - these dogs are too often dismissed as stupid, stubborn and untrainable and the DVD shows that terriers are capable of anything, so long as they are trained by people who are as smart, tenacious and fearless as they are!

Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell Esq. AKC Obedience Judge, Ohama, NE USA

Your video is very lovely.

Mrs Paulinova, Klanovice, Prague, Czech Republic

The terrier tape is great. It looks like something that should be on Animal Planet (only better).  My favourite parts were the sequence of pictures that showed each breed's historical development.  I thoroughly enjoyed being educated.

Debbie Moore, Fallbrook, California, USA

It's absolutely fantastic, really enjoyed every single minute of it! Brilliant & so informative from start to finish!

Michelle Connor, Melton Victoria, Australia

As a history student at the University of Delaware, I appreciate all of your wonderful research. And we learned so much about terriers.

Carolyn Clark, Elkton, Maryland, USA

Very, very informative!  Excellent job!

Alex Goulak, Calabasas, California, USA

I thought I'll just sit down with a cuppa tea and watch the terriers for 20 minutes and then finish watching it another day..... what a joke, I got so wrapped up in it that I couldn't put it away.... Thank you for putting it together, it is both educational and enjoyable.

Maxcine Dixon, Echunga, South Australia

... just GREAT, FANTASTIC, BRILLIANT!!!! I love it!

Tina Bernst, Ranstadt, Germany

The etchings, photographs, pictures etc. were very interesting.

Liz Gay, Reford, Notts, UK

The video taught me a lot and I enjoy your style of delivery very much.

Lynette Murphy, Nimmitabel, NSW, Australia

The quality of the video is excellent. Your artistry with putting things together is apparent.

Kay Richards. Virginia, USA

... it's fantastic!!  I want to thank you specially for speaking slowly because there are people with (non-English speaking) problems to understand.

Manuel de Castro Peso, Madrid, Spain

Though not a "Terrier person", I found this viewing very entertaining and undoubtedly educational.

Quote from a review published in 'Our Dogs' Newspaper (UK), Ann Arch, Bury, England

A very detailed and informative video for anyone seeking to know more about the developmental history of our beloved breed (Welsh Terrier), a "must see" for all terrier enthusiasts.

Ivan Delgado (MD), Atlantic, Iowa, USA

Bloody Brilliant !!!!!!! You have done an absolutely magnificent job and it is a credit to you.

Annette Dunlop, Albury NSW, Australia

I am really amazed how all the old illustrations and clips along with the new ones work together. The Terrier-world are very lucky to have this great piece of reference.

Magnus Hagstedt, Stockholm, Sweden

...it absolutely astounds me, the depth of your knowledge on dogs, from every aspect.

Judy Wright, Houston, Texas, USA

Really thrilled with my purchase - thanks for all the research and effort on your part.

Pam Payne Terranora NSW, Australia

After watching the DVD on Terriers Then & Now, for me it was a great learning experience, especially the information given about terriers from "Their Beginning". I would recommend this DVD to any Terrier owner.

Tracy Murphy, Editor "Lets Talk Terriers", Dean Park, NSW, Australia

It is truly a magnificent work in every sense: authoritative, comprehensive, attractively and coherently produced, and very artistic in conveying so much valuable information. It is obviously a labor of love, requiring enormous amounts of drudgery as well as creativity.

Nadia Margolis Leverett, Massachusetts, USA

I have now watched and thoroughly enjoyed the DVD. A lot of history and interesting information.

Marisa Licandra, Tasmania

I finished watching the DVD and found it very entertaining. It was packed full of information and images and also loved the way you covered the less known terriers such as the Japanese terrier. I also liked the segments on recreational activities that terriers are involved in. I will recommend it to my friends in the kennel club.

Ethel Twomey, Ireland