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Border Terrier Breeders

If you are after a dog that is loyal to your family, playful and extremely friendly, you can’t go past the Border Terrier.  Here’s what you need to know.

Characteristics of the Border Terrier

The Border Terrier is a small breed of dog that weighs up to 7 kilograms and stands up to 11 inches tall.  One defining characteristic of the breed is their otter like head that is broad, with a short, strong muzzle.  The ears drop forward to the face, and they have The Border Terrier has a rough, wiry double coat in colours that include red, wheaten, grizzle and tan, and blue and tan.

The Border Terrier Temperament

The Border Terrier is known as being alert, lively, and eager to please dogs that are devoted and affectionate towards their families.  This makes them an excellent choice as a companion dog.  However, they are terrible guard dogs as they’d happily greet them and even go home with them rather than attack or bark at them.  The intelligence of the Border Terrier means that they are easy to train and they accept training quite easily.  The terrier nature inherent in this breed means that they need to be securely confined as they can escape in pursuit of prey or even just to go exploring!

Caring for the Border Terrier

Grooming wise, the Border Terrier is quite a low maintenance dog.  All you have to do is brush the do at least weekly (preferably every other day) to remove loose hairs from their wiry coat.  They do not shed much at all.  The coat does need to be stripped twice a year however, but this is something that you can do yourself.  As well, you may want to have your dog professionally groomed a couple of times a year just to keep them looking neat.  The Border Terrier lives for around 15 years on average but their lifespan is often longer if they are fed a good diet and given plenty of TLC.

Who is the Border Terrier Suited To?

The Border Terrier is suited to owners and families that live in houses or in apartments. All that they ask if that they are a part of the owner’s everyday life and that they get the love and attention they need.  As they are a terrier, they do like to run around and play a lot, so they need owners that are prepared to give them the exercise that they need.

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