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Border Terrier

Affectionate, alert and lively

Border Terrier
origin:Great Britain
classification:Terrier
height:28 to 41 cm
weight:5 to 7 kg
exercise: Mediumtraining: Easyfeeding: Undemanding
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History [ edit ]

The Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated dog belonging to the terrier family. This breed originated on either side of the Cheviot Hills area which form the Border (which has given the name to this breed) between England and Scotland and it is considered one of the oldest breeds of terriers in Great Britain. This breed was originally used to protect the stock from predatory foxes and despite its small size it has the stamina to keep pace with a horse. Its appearance has not changed very much over the time, but today, although some Border Terriers are still used as farm dogs, helping to control vermin, but they have become mainly companions. Border Terriers are also talented in watchdogging and tracking, and can easily be trained to agility and obedience competitions and to perform tricks.
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General Appearance [ edit ]

The Border Terrier is small, very agile, sturdy terrier of medium bone with a characteristic "otter" head and a coarse, wiry double coat. The Body is strong but rather narrow, to allow the animal to squeeze through narrow apertures and the legs are long in relation to the body. The ribs are deep but not oversprung and the back and the loin are strong. The underline is fairly straight. The head, standing on a clean, muscular, neck, is broad and flat in skull with a moderate stop The. Muzzle is short and generally dark and the nose is black. The lively, dark hazel eyes are moderate in size and are keen and alert, giving the impression of a fearless, intelligent and determined breed. The Ears are small, dark, of moderate thickness and are not set high on the head but slightly on the side and folding forward into a "V" shape. The tail, not set on too high, is moderately short, tapering from a thicker base to the tip. It is carried level with the back, never over it even when the animal is excited. The double coat has a harsh, dense, top coat and a soft undercoat, that protects the dog from all-weather conditions. Border Terries come in a variety of colours, including wheaten, red, blue and tan, tan, and grizzle and tan.
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Temperament [ edit ]

Border Terriers are good-tempered, affectionate, alert and lively, but obedient, and easily trained although they can develop a cat-like independence. They enjoy digging and must be kept in a securely fenced area preferably with reinforcements along the bottom. Border Terriers get along with other dogs and the cat of the household if raised with it from puppywood, but they should not be trusted with other small pets and neighbours’ cats.They make poor guard dogs. They may bark at strangers, but they may also happily follow them home. Border Terriers do not do well when left alone all day and are best kept in pairs. They love being with people and because They are so  friendly and playful they make superb companions to children.
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Health [ edit ]

Border Terriers are generally healthy  but they may occasionally have genetic health problems, such as hip dysplasia , perthes disease, luxating patella progressive retinal atrophy, juvenile cataracts, canine epileptoid cramping syndrome and seizures. This breed is somewhat insensitive to pain and should be watched closely once it does not display many signs of illness.
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Dog trivia [ edit ]

In the 18th century life of Border Terriers at farms was not easy.  They were not fed, being expected to find their own food. Only the good hunters would survive.
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12.10
Dogfan22 said:
i like this breed
10.09
moosey said:
maggie is 6mths old and matches these descriptions perfectly.
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