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As the name suggests, the Border Terrier has its
origin on either side of the Cheviot Hills which form the Border country,
and may be regarded as one of the oldest kinds of terriers in Great Britain.
They were bred to hunt and kill the powerful hill foxes.
Males: 13 to 15 lbs.
Females: 11 1/2 to 14 lbs.
Red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten.
Short, dense undercoat, covered with a very wiry
and somewhat broken topcoat which should lie closely, but may not curl or wave.
Very friendly and outgoing with people.
Very loyal to owner.
Usually trustworthy off lead when properly trained.
Can be destructive if not supervised.
Usually very vocal.
Can usually be trusted with small children.
Can be difficult to housebreak.
Not usually good with other animals.
Reception to Training:
Can be difficult and stubborn.
Allergies, Epilepsy, PRA, cataracts.
A very tough little dog. Better owned by a single person or couple than a
family with children.
If looking for a Conformation Show dog, this is an excellent choice.
If looking for a Pet/Companion Dog, a fair choice.
If looking for an Obedience Dog, a fair choice.