Border Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 13-15.5; Female: 11.5-14 lbs
10-11 inches
red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Border Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Border Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Border Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Border Terriers sold is $1,867.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Border Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,800 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a Border Terrier with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Border Terriers sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,867.50
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $1,800.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 342 Border Terrier puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Border Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Border Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Border Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 342 Border Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Lucy
  • 2. Annie
  • 3. Angel
  • 4. Baby
  • 5. Bailey
  • 6. Badger
  • 7. Baxter
  • 8. Beau
  • 9. Chloe
  • 10. Chuckie
  • 11. Emily
  • 12. Ernie
  • 13. Georgie
  • 14. Holly
  • 15. Kacie
  • 16. Kai
  • 17. Kam
  • 18. Levi
  • 19. Montgomery
  • 20. Oscar

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Anonymous asked:
How do Border Terriers do in Florida?

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The Border Terrier would do just fine in Florida provided that the owner understand that they should not be left alone outside during the day. As long as the dog has air conditioning in the home, access to fresh, cool water at all times and is not exercised hard during the hottest part of the day; the dog should do just fine.

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Is the Border Terrier breed very yappy or more quiet, likely to bark when given reason e.g. intruders etc?

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The Border Terrier has a voice and they like their owners and neighbors to know of it. However, they can be trained to only bark at intruders if training starts at a young age and is Positive Reinforced based.

Anonymous asked:
How much are Border Terrier puppies?



The average price of a Border Terrier puppy is between $750.00 - $1250.00 per puppy.


Not sure where your getting your info? Pet Border Terrier puppies sell for $1500.00 and up on spay neuter contracts

Anonymous asked:
Border Terriers are not members of the herding group. You need to provide correct information to the public if you want to be considered to be a reputable reference.

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You are correct, they are a part of the Terrier group.

Anonymous asked:
How heavy should my 7-month Border Terrier be?

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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.

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Updated: 7/4/2022