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Border Terrier Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Border Terrier
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Great Britain
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
25cm (10in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
5.4kg (12lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for
15 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Terrier
Colour:
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
6
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Affectionate, brave and intelligent
Training:
The level of house-training needed for the animal
Should be trained from an early age due to their hyperactive nature

Border Terrier Location

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Border Terrier

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: 9th January 2017 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 10 Nov 2008]

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