Border Terrier Facts
Most widely used name for this species
The area where the animal first came from
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
The average time the animal lives for
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
|Tan, Fawn, Black, Brown, Grey|
|Average Litter Size:|
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
|Affectionate, brave and intelligent|
The level of house-training needed for the animal
|Should be trained from an early age due to their hyperactive nature|
Border Terrier Location
Map of Europe
A Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated breed of dog of the terrier group. Originally bred as fox and vermin hunters, Border Terriers share ancestry with other terriers such as the Bedlington Terrier.
Borders will adapt to the activity levels of their owners. They do not demand exercise, but do love it when they get it. With sufficient length of leg to achieve reasonable speed, a Border will hike, bike, and run with its owner but just as happily while away the day lying in the sun.
A Border Terrier does not mind being left alone but as it is intelligent and loves company, it is not suited to a household where people are away all day, every day (four hours is enough for a dog of its size). They are also known to be good jumping dogs.
Border Terriers have a broad skull and short, strong muzzle with a scissors bite. The V-shaped ears are on the sides of the head and fall towards the cheeks. Whiskers are few and short. The tail is naturally moderately short, thick at the base and tapering.
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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019
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