PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.


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