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Breed Group: Terrier
Border Terrier

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Weight
Male: 13-15.5; Female: 11.5-14 lbs
Height
10-11 inches
Color(s)
red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten
Overview
Originating near the border of Scotland and England in the Cheviot Hills area, the Border Terrier was bred to be a farm worker. Their primary function was to drive fox from their den and kill them. They were also used to hunt otter, badger, and marten. Today the Border Terrier is relatively rare in the United States but is a highly regarded companion and continues to be utilized as a vermin hunter on farms.
Character
This breed is small, compact, lively, and extremely energetic. The Border Terrier possesses vitality, stamina, and endurance. They are hardy, robust, and good-natured. As a member of the herding group they are capable of independent thought and action.
Temperament
Friendly and playful, the Border Terrier is very affectionate and thrives on human interaction and attention. This breed is more placid than is typical of the other terrier breeds. They do best in a home with older considerate children. They will generally get along with other dogs but are not recommended for homes with cats or other small household pets. The Border Terrier does not do well if left alone for extended periods of time and will become destructive and bark excessively if bored or lonely. For this reason a two-career family is not an ideal situation for them. They are wary of strangers but are generally not aggressive. This breed is not recommended for the novice, apathetic or sedentary dog owner.
Care
The Border Terrier must be brushed weekly and have the coat professionally stripped twice a year. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo to preserve the integrity of the coat. This breed has a high tolerance for pain and will rarely show any sign of illness or distress. Therefore, it is imperative to closely monitor their health. Border Terriers are prone to hip dysplasia, PRA, cataracts, seizures, heart defects, allergies, and a low tolerance for anesthesia. It is important to not over-feed this breed as they have a tendency to gain weight easily.
Coat
The Border Terrier has a weather resistant double coat. The outer coat is wiry, straight, coarse, and lies close to the body. The under coat is dense and short. The color of the coat comes in blue and tan, grizzle and tan, red, and wheaten. The muzzle is dark. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Training
Eager and willing to please, the Border Terrier requires early socialization to prevent timidity as well as early obedience. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods that break their spirit and make training more difficult. Training must be done with praise, motivation, reward, respect, patience, and consistency. The Border Terrier displays talent in such areas as tracking, agility, competitive obedience, and hunting.
Activity
The Border Terrier needs regular, daily exercise and enjoys being given a job to do. They benefit from securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and a safely fenced area to romp and run freely. This breed will do okay in an apartment dwelling provided they receive sufficient physical exercise and mental stimulation.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Border Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

3/5/2015 8:31:18 AM

3/5/2015 8:31:18 AM

How heavy should my 7/2 month Border Terrier be?

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Anonymous

Border Terriers average 11 - 15 lbs at adult hood, and your dog should be full grown by a year old. So anywhere between 7 - 9 lbs, depending on the sex, amount of exercise and food you feed your dog should be a good level.
3/5/2015 9:28:52 AM

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3/27/2013 8:44:19 AM

3/27/2013 8:44:19 AM

My border terrier cannot be hand stripped due to a sensitive coat what do you recommend

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Anonymous

Contacting your groomer is the best thing in this situation. He/She will be able to tell you what to do for your dogs sensitive skin.
7/9/2014 9:26:24 PM

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1/26/2013 1:05:10 PM

1/26/2013 1:05:10 PM

is my boarder terrier finished growing at 6 months ??

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Anonymous

The average Border Terrier is finished growing at 6 - 8 months, but it can take up to a year.
7/9/2014 9:27:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/4/2012 8:35:14 PM

9/4/2012 8:35:14 PM

Do Border Terrier's shed?

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Anonymous

Yes, especially as the coat grows out and before they have had their semi annual stripping done.
9/13/2012 10:37:07 AM

Anonymous

None (or very light)shedding.
1/19/2013 10:16:38 AM

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7/16/2012 9:35:20 AM

7/16/2012 9:35:20 AM

what weight should a 3 yr old border terrier be?

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Anonymous

Difficult to answer, depends on the sex. Guidelines can be confusing as a female border terrier can be from 5-8 kg but mine is 9.5kg and vet says is great and healthy. You can tell when they are overweight as their rib cage looks big not their belly.
8/19/2012 9:47:10 AM

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6/22/2012 5:24:44 PM

6/22/2012 5:24:44 PM

Hi. Me and my family are getting a border terrier! We all work full time so we are out for about... Hi. Me and my family are getting a border terrier! We all work full time so we are out for about 8 hours but someone would come halfway through the day to take it out and walk it. Is this a ok set up?

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Anonymous

No they need company as do all dogs too long to be left alone sorry not what you want to hear !!!
3/1/2013 10:28:27 AM

Anonymous

I have a male Border Terrier and I leave him home 12 hrs a day. We have an early morning and evening walk with active weekends. He is fine. Very well adjusted.
1/26/2015 6:15:52 PM

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6/9/2012 8:51:59 AM

6/9/2012 8:51:59 AM

We are planning to adopt a border terrier and are deciding between a male and a female. My... We are planning to adopt a border terrier and are deciding between a male and a female. My husband would like to run with the dog and we have children. Is there a big difference in a male or female's ability to run or temperments?

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Anonymous

I don't think there would be a big difference in relation to sex as long as it was neutered. It would be more of a general temperament issue. All BTs have their own individual character but being a terrier bred for hunting many of them cannot be trusted off lead unless the area is secure. I will only let my 14 month old off in a field in the middle of nowhere! Otherwise he is walked on a long-line. They have a high chase instinct and many would think nothing of darting across a busy road after something small and furry!! All of the above could be null and void if you plan to run with the dog on the lead. But just to be aware a BT will have to be trained not to get over-excited and grab at their lead whilst running. Personally my BT will lunge after joggers and cyclists because the movement sets off his hunting instinct! This can take a lot of work to overcome...trust me!! Haha!
6/19/2012 7:26:57 AM

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4/26/2012 10:39:57 PM

4/26/2012 10:39:57 PM

What kind of mental stimulation can you give a Border Terrier? Mine is 10 years old.

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Anonymous

My border Terrier will play catch with a ball or frisbee for literally hours if you will let him.
9/13/2012 10:38:18 AM

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4/5/2012 2:04:37 PM

4/5/2012 2:04:37 PM

Is a border terrier breed puppy a mammal

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Anonymous

Yes, border terriers are mammals. One way to tell if an animal is a mammal is if it gives live birth.
7/4/2013 1:20:46 PM

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3/25/2012 6:04:47 PM

3/25/2012 6:04:47 PM

do border terriers shed alot?

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Anonymous

I don't own one, but, according to my long research, border terriers are non sheddings dogs.
6/10/2012 12:58:26 PM

Anonymous

BTs will shed. More so if left in full coat. You can have them stripped twice a year to help remove dead fur. Do not get them clipped their coat will be ruined!
6/19/2012 7:28:27 AM

Anonymous

My BT sheds a lot. He's blowing his coat right now, requiring more brushing and grooming--and floor sweeping.
7/2/2012 4:00:16 PM

Anonymous

I don't understand why I keep reading border terriers shed little or no hair(above article). They do shed hair and lots of it, I'm constantly brushing up hair and by the end of the day my kitchen floor looks like the floor of a hairdressers! Even after stripping she still shed hair. I was also on the understanding that they didn't shed much from all they articles but do some more research and after meeting other owners I know it's not just my dog. Border Terriers are wonderful dogs and would be perfect if they didn't shed but be aware...they do!
8/19/2012 9:42:46 AM

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1/11/2012 10:57:19 PM

1/11/2012 10:57:19 PM

How big are border terrier pups at birth???

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Tiny like the size of a guinea pig.
8/19/2012 9:43:39 AM

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12/7/2011 5:44:10 PM

12/7/2011 5:44:10 PM

can you teach a border terrier to walk with out a leash and would they make a good jogging dog... can you teach a border terrier to walk with out a leash and would they make a good jogging dog and also are they cuddly ?

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Anonymous

Borders should always be on leash or in an enclosed area, even if they are well trained. They could make a great jogging partner. My border loves to go biking with me, she has learned to stay beside the bike and what right and left mean. They can be very cuddly and love to sleep with their family.
12/15/2011 9:24:37 AM

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11/17/2011 5:59:45 PM

11/17/2011 5:59:45 PM

I have a 6 month Border Terrier. When I take her out for walks she barks at other passing dogs,... I have a 6 month Border Terrier. When I take her out for walks she barks at other passing dogs, how can I stop this? I bought her a canny collar but dont really want her wearing it all the time. dawn

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Anonymous

Talk to your Borders breeder . She/He is there to help you through all parts of the dogs life.
11/28/2011 10:07:52 PM

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7/31/2011 5:10:22 AM

7/31/2011 5:10:22 AM

can i bath my border terrier puppy 9 weeks old as hes come from a farm and wiffs abit , thanx

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Anonymous

Hi yes your should be able to bath your border terrier, getting them used to water at a young age is very advisable.
10/25/2011 3:59:38 AM

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7/10/2011 3:01:45 PM

7/10/2011 3:01:45 PM

I'm 15, and live with my mom and 11 year old sister. We also have an 8 year old chihuahua. And i... I'm 15, and live with my mom and 11 year old sister. We also have an 8 year old chihuahua. And i have fallen in love with this breed, but I have some questions. Do they bark alot? Do they have a tendancy to be biters? Are they super hyper like Jack Russels? Can they walk off leash well, because of their hunting instincts? Do they like to swim? Will they do okay in an apt. if you give them lots of exercise? Do they like daily walks or jogs or runs?

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Anonymous asked:

7/7/2011 3:27:34 PM

7/7/2011 3:27:34 PM

I am 13 years old and my parents are thinking about getting me a dog. I like the Westie and the... I am 13 years old and my parents are thinking about getting me a dog. I like the Westie and the Border Terrier. I was just wondering if the Border Terrier will sleep with you, and also is it known to bite or snap? Thank you!

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Anonymous

my border sleeps with me (under the covers) all night long. She never snaps, but you have to teach her how to take food from you by placing it on your palm and letting her "mouth it" off your hand,
8/20/2011 12:17:44 PM

Anonymous

My border Terrier loves to sleep close to me.... First night I had her home she knew exactly where her space in the bed was. And she has never snapped.
10/25/2011 4:01:34 AM

Anonymous

My Border Terrier is the BEST snuggler ever! He has never bitten or snapped and he's 10.
4/26/2012 10:43:15 PM

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5/23/2011 6:38:36 PM

5/23/2011 6:38:36 PM

Hi! I have a border terrier, and have just recently gotten her. I have not been with her since... Hi! I have a border terrier, and have just recently gotten her. I have not been with her since family is keeping her until I go retrieve her, but she bit someone in my family. She's very shy, but do border terriers bite people when they are uneasy?

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Anonymous

When Borders are young they love to chew and when they get excited or feel threatened. You need to teach them through appropriate discipline that they are not to bite you and give them plenty of toys to chew through so they aren't tempted to start on furnishings.
6/17/2011 3:36:42 PM

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5/21/2011 5:52:13 AM

5/21/2011 5:52:13 AM

My puppy border is a fussy eater and weighs around 6 pounds at 8 months old? how much should he... My puppy border is a fussy eater and weighs around 6 pounds at 8 months old? how much should he weigh at theis weight & can you recommend any feeding advice

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Anonymous

Most Dogs constitutions are not significantly different from a humans - so whatever you eat they probably can to (except chocolate). One thing to be aware of is Pedigree Borders have a potential to develop a sensitivity to red meat which makes them ill so it is generally advisable to limit their red meat consumption (and red meat based dog food consumption). Dog foods composed primarily from chicken/rice etc. are best to avoid any major bowel issues. A full grown male border should weigh approx 7kg (14lb or thereabouts), have a bold chest and pronounced rise from the chest to the hind legs - check up some photos of this if you need. On occasion some will naturally get heavier than this whilst maintaining a good shape.
6/17/2011 3:50:11 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/16/2011 4:51:05 PM

5/16/2011 4:51:05 PM

Are border terriers good with family and young children?

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Anonymous

Border Terrier's are very good with families. My border terrier is very tame, and gets along nicely with myself, children, and family. At first when they are born or are adopted into the family, they might be a little shy and uneasy, but will graduate better and become more at ease.
5/23/2011 6:36:30 PM

Anonymous

It is important to make sure the children treat the border terriers with respect. I've found traumas/habits as a puppy will follow into adulthood unless treated carefully. No scraps under the table unless you want them to do that forever.
6/17/2011 3:39:36 PM

Anonymous

Yes, they are a very good family dog.
1/19/2013 10:19:16 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/21/2011 3:56:41 PM

4/21/2011 3:56:41 PM

Hi there! I am a new parent of what I think is a Border Terrier, but the pound said that he was... Hi there! I am a new parent of what I think is a Border Terrier, but the pound said that he was Norfork Terrier, please see pic and let me know what you think.

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Anonymous

Border terriers look a lot like those dogs so maybe he was mistaken.
11/26/2011 7:42:58 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/20/2011 3:45:27 PM

4/20/2011 3:45:27 PM

how long will my border terrier live

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Anonymous

Border Terriers can live between 12-15 years old is the average
5/16/2011 4:49:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/3/2011 10:48:07 AM

1/3/2011 10:48:07 AM

My 4 year old Border is wonderful with children and adults and the majority of other dogs but... My 4 year old Border is wonderful with children and adults and the majority of other dogs but wants to attack Black labradors and Springer spaniels, I have tried everything in the book to stop him going for them and biting so as soon as I see one he has to go straight on the lead, there is no reason for him to do this as he has never been hurt by one, is this just a awkward terrier trait ?

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Anonymous asked:

12/4/2010 4:13:44 PM

12/4/2010 4:13:44 PM

My dog looks like a border terrier but he is 30lbs. Does his size rule out the possibility of... My dog looks like a border terrier but he is 30lbs. Does his size rule out the possibility of him being a BT?

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Anonymous

Hello! Border Terriers can easily go 20# to 22#... larger than that is unusual but not impossible. ~Carol
12/13/2010 2:28:34 PM

Anonymous

My first Border Terrier was a certified pedigree dog and for whatever reason he is markedly bigger (inch and a half taller and an inch or two wider at the shoulders) than pretty much any other border I've seen. He had a peak weight close to 30lb but was still able to run like a bullet and otherwise acted like he was in full health. Just get a quick vet checkup to make sure they are in good health and if so, don't worry about it!
6/18/2011 7:55:53 AM

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9/22/2010 4:35:57 PM

9/22/2010 4:35:57 PM

I adopted a border terrier puppy from a shelter but all the pictures of the breed have straight... I adopted a border terrier puppy from a shelter but all the pictures of the breed have straight tails. Mine has a tail that curls over his back. Is this normal or is he a mixed breed? Other than his tail he looks like a border terrier.

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Anonymous

Mine too. The vet said she was "99% border terrier," and my dog (2 yr old female) looks every inch a BT except for that longer tail that curls over her back. She just has a little something extra.
9/28/2010 11:53:28 AM

Anonymous

Sometimes the curly tail can occur with a border terrier. Although its not 'breed standard' it doesnt mean that your border isnt 100 %. Curly tail genes are in some border blood lines and occasionly it comes through. :)
10/25/2010 3:54:54 AM

Anonymous

My Border is 100% pedigree but was born with a deformed tail, it's very short and has a little twist in the end. It makes no difference to me it makes her more endearing although other dog owners do question it.
8/19/2012 9:50:19 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/17/2010 10:19:03 AM

9/17/2010 10:19:03 AM

Hello - I have an adopted border terrier female who is 2 years old and is a tan w/virtually no... Hello - I have an adopted border terrier female who is 2 years old and is a tan w/virtually no grizzle. I've been trying to find a similiar puppy to add to our family but most puppies seem so dark. Since I did not see my puppy as a baby I'm unsure, are most BT puppies darker at birth and then they lighten up as they get older? Thanks, Lisa

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Anonymous

Hi, Most Border Terriers are born almost black and then lighten as they get older. The best judge of what color they will be is to go by their parents colors. Steven
9/20/2010 8:33:05 PM

Anonymous

Border Terriers don't have to have a lot of grizzling to be considered a grizzle. If any part of her is grizzled, then that is her color. You can sort through the AKC website under Border Terriers and find a list of colors.
11/8/2010 10:28:53 AM

Anonymous

Red and red wheaten are colors that are allowed in Border Terriers. The red wheaten, which is not a common color in today's BTs, will not have much black in the ears or muzzle. Grizzles can range anywhere form slightly grizzled (black hairs in the coat) to heavily grizzled resmbling a blue and tan. The way to tell if a dark dog is a blue or a grizzle is to look at the undercoat. Light colored, it's a grizzle. Black/blue... it's a blue. ~Carol
12/13/2010 2:32:14 PM

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