Even as they were bred as workers of the field by the farmers, Terriers still make perfect family dogs as long as you feed them with the best dog food for pitbulls. Because they are small, it would be no problem if you live in an apartment or a condo and you want to adopt one. He needs to live in the house with the family, as he sees you and other members in the house as funny looking dogs (even when you are the one who bought him the food and toys!). More than food, these dogs live on your attention and affection, therefore he will be very unhappy if you leave him alone for a long time. At such times, the dog will very likely become bored and begin his series of destructive or annoying behaviors, such as barking, chewing or digging.
Fun and happy, entertaining and active, Terriers make wonderful family members. He loves playing with children, very much so. And he can be just the right alarm for your house: anyone walks in and he would loudly bark right away. He can even win in the competition or trials of obedience and agility, and all you need to give him is some Best Flea Treatment for Dogs! If you want a partner who is independent, alert and have this responsible attitude towards life, then a Terrier is the one for you.
Terriers' instincts are barking, digging and chasing. These things can be somehow minimized through training, but they cannot be eliminated completely. If these are the traits that you can not stand, then it is best if you consider another breed for adopting. However, these dogs are so intelligent and curious at the same time, so much that we think that he has a mind of his own. All the time, this dog will challenge your authority in such a good natured way that you may not resist at all.