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Border Terrier Puppies
Description: 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.
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.
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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