Border Terrier Question

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

    In Border Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 9/17/2010 10:19:03 AM
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
    Answered by danirabe - 9/20/2010 8:33:05 PM


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.
    Answered by 81158115 - 11/8/2010 10:28:53 AM


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
    Answered by ketkaknl - 12/13/2010 2:32:14 PM
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