These little guys pack a punch to the wallet, despite their small sizes. Named after the town of Bedlington, Northumberland, in North East England, these terriers were bred to hunt vermin, but they’ve shown up in dog racing and other dog sports. You have the chance to find Bedlingtons in blue, liver, or sandy colors, which means you can even match your personal style.
They’re incredibly friendly, even toward strangers. While they don’t drool very much, they do tend to shed quite a lot. They’re intelligent and easy to train and love to play. If you have the cash and the kids, they’ll get along great.
While the initial price point of the Sprollie might not shock you, these dogs can end up costing you quite a lot, thanks to grooming appointments, doctor visits, and more. Sprollies are a cross between an English springer spaniel and a collie, and their energy levels are unmatched when it comes to dog breeds.
Don't be surprised if you find yourself walking more than ten miles a week in order for this pup to burn off all the energy. They're bright and loving, and they can range from obedient and sweet to crazy, destructive, and moody. While these dogs can be a handful, they're sure to be fun.
Springer Spaniel: $800
Excitable, athletic, versatile, and attractive, springer spaniels were bred to flush out the game for hunters. These popular companions are great hounds for relaxing by the fireside, playing with the kids, and meeting other dogs. However, their nearly boundless energy might be a problem for some people, and these aren't the kinds of dogs for apartments.
They love to learn and are easy to train, but they can bite, howl, and will sometimes go off on their own, meaning you'll have to keep an eye on them if they aren't kept inside. If you're an outdoorsman and you want a companion for hunting trips, one of these dogs will be perfect.
Black Russian Terrier: $3,500
Bred in the USSR by government kennels, the black Russian terriers were made to be military and working dogs. With large bones, big muscles, and action-oriented characteristics, these dogs are ready for action and love to have fun. While they're often wary of other dogs and strangers, once they get used to kids, they're great playmates.
They don't like to bark very much, and their powerful appearance can make for a good guard dog if you want some extra protection. They need a good bit of grooming to keep their shiny coats healthy and lustrous, and they put everything into their actions. These dogs are intense.
Lakeland Terrier: $2,000
The Lakeland terrier took its name from the Lake District in England and was bred to hunt the foxes that prey on sheep. This dog is hypoallergenic, which means if you suffer thanks to other dogs, this breed might be a good fit. They're great for families, and you're sure to fall in love with their interesting character.
They can be a bit trying to train, but if you do it right, you'll have no problems. They're healthy, they don't drool, and they're great in lots of different areas, both hot and cold, as well as apartments and rural areas. Plus, they're adorable. Don't deny it.