The Guthrie Terrier aka Texas Terrier or Red Guthrie Terrier was created by Mr Richard ‘Red’ Guthrie from Poverty Valley Kennels in Early, Central Texas, America in the late 1960’s. The breed began from an accidental cross between a small Treeing Walker CoonHound bitch owned by Mr Guthrie and a Male Schnauzer owned by one of his neighbours. The resulting puppies proved to be very good multi functional hunters and excelled on a variety of game. Mr Guthrie later added some Fox Terrier and Patterdale Terrier Blood to his dogs, he also crossed a Staffordshire Bull Terrier male with two Welsh Terrier females and used the resulting pups in his breeding program as he wanted to add new blood, increase the size and strength of his terriers. They are described by hunters that have seen them in action as mini working Airedale Terriers with plenty of brains and brawn.
Please read Blog #16 – Texas Terrier for more information.