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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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Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
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Anonymous asked:

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

Anonymous asked:

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

Anonymous asked:

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

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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

Anonymous asked:

3/25/2012 6:04:47 PM

3/25/2012 6:04:47 PM

do border terriers shed alot?

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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

Anonymous asked:

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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Anonymous

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

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