Nothing but rain lately so I've been reading a book
BRITISH DOGS :THEIR VARIETIES, HISTORY, CHARACTERISTICS, BREEDING,MANAGEMENT, AND EXHIBITION. 1879
well it was straight to this chapter......
GROUP III. VERMIN DESTROYERS ? THE TERRIERS.
well there was a few things i found interesting...........
The following are weights and measurements of several good specimens of the breed :
Mr. R. L. Batty's Matt. Age, 7 years 5 months ;weight, 211b. ; height at shoulder, 14 5/8"
Mr. R.L. Batty's Young Topsy. Age, 4 years 11 months;weight, 211b. ; height at shoulder, 14 3/8"
Mr. John Parker's Tyneside II. Age, 2 years 9 months ; weight, 221b. ;height at shoulder, 14 1/2"
Pickett's Tyneside. height at shoulder, 14 3/4"
well they must have had different measures back in the 1800's