Border Terrier is a small dog breed with an alert gaze, a powerful drive to hunt and dig, the typical high terrier energy level, and a good-natured personality. This is a home dog breeds. He’s intelligent, loyal, fearless, loving, and determined, and about as aggravating as any dog can be.
A bored Border — one who’s left alone for long periods — becomes noisy and destructive. This is not a dog that does well left out in the yard all day. You’ll likely come home to find your neighbors lined up to complain about the barking.
- Life expectancy: 12 – 15 years
- Origin: Uk – Scotland / England
- Temperament: Happy, Plucky, Affectionate, cute dog
- Height: Male: 12–15 Inches, Female: 11–14 Inches
- Weight: Male: 13–15.5 pounds, Female: 11.5–14 pounds
- Colors: Red, wheaten, grizzle and tan, or blue and tan.
- Group: Terrier Group
BORDER TERRIER MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS
|Coat:||Harsh and dense with close undercoat|
|Litter size||average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger|
|Life span||12-15 years|
BORDER TERRIER DOG
Border terrier is a home dog breed. This dog can make you laugh and cry and laugh some more. He approaches training with an independent spirit, but this pet wants to please. If you praise him for a job done well, he’ll quickly learn anything you can teach.
Borders dog are described as “hard as nails” when working, but at home they’re good-tempered, affectionate, and trainable. Borders terrier love exploring outdoors and make fine childhood playmates. Bred to be country dogs, Borders adapt well to city life—as long as they get plenty of exercise.
BORDER TERRIER TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE
- The Border is one of the most amiable and tractable of the Terrier group.
- This dog breed is inquisitive, busy, friendly, and biddable.
- They do like to track and can be independent, ingredients that make for a dog that may tend to roam if given the chance.
- Borders are generally good with other dogs and cats, but not with small animals.
- These dog are very good with children and make a good companion pet for people of all ages.
- They dig, and some bark. Some pets are talented escape artists.
BORDER TERRIER HEALTH AND CARE
- Life expectation is 12 to 15 years.
- Major concerns: none
- Minor concerns: patellar luxation
- Occasionally seen: CHD, heart defects
- Suggested tests: hip, cardiac, knee, (eye)