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Border Terrier

A persistent worker with great agility and endurance, the Border Terrier was bred in the 18th century to protect farm stock along the border of Scotland and England. An admirable hunter that learns quickly and responds well to obedience training, the breed makes a good-tempered, affectionate family companion. An active dog, the Border Terrier does best with a job and when well-exercised. His water-resistant coat requires regular brushing and biannual stripping.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Famous Border Terriers in film include “Puffy” from "There's Something About Mary" and “Baxter” from "Anchorman."
Border Terrier
  • Size Small
  • Height Males - 33 to 41 centimetres at the withers
    Females - 27 to 36 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males - 5.5 to 7 kilograms
    Females - 5 to 6.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy High
  • Colour Red, grizzle-and-tan, blue-and-tan, or wheaten
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both