Terriers are dogs that were originally cultivated to hunt, and some breeds certainly still have a fierce reputation (often, unfairly so). However, as hunting fell out fashion, Terriers were grown less for their killer instincts, and more for their adorable looks. Nowadays, they come in all shapes, sizes, and forms (from carry-in-your-purse Australians to massive Airedales), are typically very playful and goofy, and the only thing they're ready to hunt is your heart. See for yourself:
This Boston Terrier looks about ready for a bath
Look at these gorgeous green eyes!
It wasn't me! The cushion exploded of its own accord!
This Bull Terrier looks like a humanities major who moonlights as a barista
Happiness really is a warm puppy
Two Bull Terriers engaging in ritual combat:
This Cairn Terrier looks fierce! Rawr!
Michelangelo couldn't have drawn it better
This plant looks an awful lot like a Jack Russell
This Silky Terrier is living the good life!
Okay, I've got to know what shampoo this Silky's using
This Staffordshire's ready for bed-time!
Nothing that a good scrubbin' can't fix
Can't tell if this Yorkshire Terrier wants to eat my face off or kiss it
The elusive Ewok Terrier (actually a sloth pasted onto a Yorkie)