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Border Terrier

Border Terrier Facts

Common NameBorder Terrier
OriginGreat Britain
Average Size25cm (10in)
Average Weight5.4kg (12lbs)
Average Lifespan15 years
ColourTan, Fawn, Black, Brown, Grey
Average Litter Size6
TemperamentAffectionate, brave and intelligent
TrainingShould be trained from an early age due to their hyperactive nature

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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.