NorthWest Farm Terriers (NWFT)
This is a relatively new breed. It was started by Greg Houghton and his wife, Deedee McCarty of Port Angeles, Washington in 1985. His intentions were to breed for a good farm dog. It is a cross between the Welsh Corgis, Border Collie, Airedale Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier and Irish Terrier breeds.
Buddy and Jessie are no longer breeding - they are enjoying their lives as happy farm dogs!
Characteristics of the breed are:
- Bravery - they will not back down, but are not aggressive - They will defend but won't attack.
- Loyalty - I can call Buddy back, even if he is playing with the neighbor's dog across the creek.
- Obedient - they will obey your commands willingly - they just want praise and pets!
- Quick-witted - they will out-wit other animals (and some people, too)
- Good natured - Buddy let a baby sit on him, tug at him and he never got cross - and they like other dogs and people.
- Quick learners - Buddy watched us "herd" the chickens into their poultry fencing, after we had moved it to new pasture - he immediately caught on and helped us get them through the opening in the fence.
- They are very attentive, have a lot of energy, but will come in the house and lay around.
- They love to be pet, talked to, praised and given as much attention as you can afford!
- They are known for keeping the cougars away from the farm animals in Washington State, protecting our chickens and goats from coyotes, raccoons and possums, and, for protecting the family.
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