Time hunts us all, and it hunts the working terrier too, as well as its gene pool.
Eddie Chapman was a great believer in the value of small working terriers, and he was also an advocate of "breeding uphill," or having a smaller male dog cover a slightly larger bitch to avoid whelping problems.
Because small male working terriers are rare, and because they are of great value to the working terrier world, more needs to be done to preserve the very best seed from these dogs for generations to come. Fifty years past, it was not possible, but with modern crowd-sourcing for funds, I think this could be done. The farm world has certainly proven the technology.
What do you think? Is there a way to make the best healthy small working dogs immortal, or at least to bring them back so they re-fortify and stamp news generations going forward?