The Border Terrier is an intelligent pet. Here is your informative A-list of Border Terrier. This Border Terrier dog breed was originated from Cheviot Hills near the border of England and Scotland. Border Terrier was a good fox hunter for farmer; they drive fox from den and kill them. They were also hunted badger, marten, otter and rats. They were recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1930. Today, Border Terrier is a wonderful companion pet. They are also excelling in agility training, competitive obedience and performing tricks.

Facts about Border Terrier

  • Temperament – The Border Terrier is alert, agile, adaptable, curious, friendly, independent, loyal, non-aggressive, playful and sociable. They are also a good jumper and digger. Border Terrier dog is affectionate with family. They can get along with children and other dogs. Do not leave them alone for long period and it will develop dog behavior problems. They are also known as athletic dogs and they require plenty of daily exercise. Do not mix them with non-canine pets due to their strong hunting instincts. Early socialization and obedience training is needed for Border Terrier puppies. Border Terriers tend to bark a lot and they are a good watch dog. This dog breed needs an experienced dog owner. Do not overfeed this dog breed, they tend to gain weight easily.
  • Appearance – The Border Terrier has a small and sturdy body. They have an otter-like head and they come with a pair of medium-sized dark hazel eyes. They have a pair of V-shaped small ears and the dark muzzle is short. The nose is black and the strong teeth are close in a scissors bite. They have a muscular neck. The front legs are straight whereas the hind legs are muscular. The feet are small with moderately arched toes. They have a short tail which carried horizontally. The Border Terrier dog has a short double coat. The outer coat is straight and wiry whereas the under coat is dense and short.

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Border Terrier Breed Information

Size Small
Height 28 – 36 cm (male and female)
Weight 6 – 7 kg (male and female)
Colour Red, wheaten, blue and tan or grizzle and tan
Group Terrier Breed Dog
Life Span 15 years above
Litter Size Average 4 – 5 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them roam and play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Weekly brush is needed. Professional grooming for twice a year. This dog breed is a light shedder
Environment Indoor or small fenced yard
Barking Above average
Recognition CBTCA, CKC, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, KCGB, NZKC, CET, ANKC, UKC


The common health issue for Border Terrier is prone to hip dysplasia, allergies or eyes problems.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Border Terrier from Border Terrier rescue or look for Border Terrier Puppies for sale from Border Terrier breeders.

Border Terrier