Colour: Red, wheaten, grizzle and tan, or blue and tan
Lifespan: 13 to 14 years
active • sensible • kind • affectionate • devoted
Sweet-natured and affectionate, Border Terriers can be happy lying beside the fire or going out all day on long walks. Alert and playful, they are usually friendly and easy going with strangers and other dogs, and are also good watchdogs, without excessive barking.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats and to dig foxes from lairs.
This terrier is alert, easily aroused and playful.
Medium. Enjoys exercise but will not demand it.
owners affectionate, loyal
other pets can be problematic with small pets
unfamiliar dogs good if well socialized
Easy-going families without small pets who will enjoy exercising and playing with this sweet-natured little dog.
Recommended for first-time owners who do not keep small pets. The coat requires hand-stripping every 6 months.
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