With longer legs than most terriers, the Border Terrier is small and spunky with a coarse coat, dark eyes and a short muzzle. The tail is relatively short and tapers from the base.
Country of Origin:
The Border Terrier originated in Great Britain
Border Terrier Dogs: 13-16 inches (33-41cm): Border Terrier Bitches 11-14 inches (28-36cm)
Border Terrier Dogs: 13-16 pounds (6-7kg);Border Terrier Bitches 11-14 pounds (5-6kg)
Border Terriers may be red, blue & tan, tan, or grizzle & tan.
The Border Terrier's coat is coarse and dense with a wiry undercoat. The Border Terrier sheds little to no hair.
Lively and alert but also mild-mannered, the Border Terrier is a loving, good-natured companion that loves being with its owner. It is good around children but not with small pets. The plucky Border Terrier needs sufficient exercise.
The Border Terrier is prone to dislocated knee caps; however this breed is generally insensitive to pain.
The Border Terrier can be expected to live about 15 years.
Best in a small yard, the Border Terrier can live in an apartment, but only if sufficiently exercised.
The Border Terrier is in the Terrier Group