Thinking about purchasing a Border Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Border Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Border Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Border Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Border Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Border Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Border Terrier Breed Profile
The name of the Border Terrier is in thanks to the fact that they are from the border between Scotland and England where they originally served farmers as working terriers and guard dogs. Border Terriers are able to look after themselves, usually with an amiable outlook on life. Border Terriers are intelligent, obedient, inquisitive and friendly. They can be independent and are generally good with other pets. They are very good with kids and love to play. The Border Terrier will live for longer than usual and remains a good watch dog. They need walks and affection, although not in high demand. Their "otterfaces" are sure to draw a smile, as is their short stature. These dogs are low-maintenance, wiry in coat and carry themselves happily. A no-nonsense little dog, they are game for anything. Unlike other terriers they are not argumentative. Border Terriers are a dog-lover's dog. They are the quintessential family pet.
Other Names: Coquetdale Terrier, Reedwater
Colors: Red, wheaten,
grizzle and tan, or blue and tan. There is sometimes a small white spot on their
Terriers are plucky, alert, and inquisitive. They remain friendly to almost
anyone, and are generally very good with other dogs and pets. They can be independent
and entertain themselves, but like any other dog, should not be left alone for
a very long time. They like to dig and some like to bark. He has working abilities
and can be trained to work. Border Terriers are active outside but are generally
good-natured and loving at home.
Watch-dog: High. Their high-energy
personalities make them prone to notice things that are different or unusual.
Border Terriers are alert but obedient.
Border Terrier Care and Training:
Border Terriers' wiry coats need minimal grooming. Clip out knots and brush
occasionally with a bristle brush. Trim coat on the head, legs, neck and top
of tail. Bathe only when necessary. The Border Terrier needs a good amount of
exercise and the opportunity to run as they were bred to hunt and have a large
amount of vitality and stamina. They should train from an early age as they
have a tendency to become destructive and chew things. Border Terriers are generally
Activity: High. Border Terriers
have energy and like to play.
Border Terrier Health Issues: Luxating patellas, hip dysplasia. Other health concerns include cataracts, epilepsy, heart defects, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), and shunts.
Life Span: 12 + years
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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