Border Terrier

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Dog Ratings

5 Stars = Most Ideal; 1 Star = Least Ideal
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic
Watchdog
Watchdog
Shedding
Shedding
Intelligence
Intelligence
Energy
Energy
Playful
Playful
Children
Children
Training
Training
Healthiness
Healthiness
Popularity
Popularity
Affectionate
Affectionate
New People
New People
Grooming
Grooming
Other Dogs
Other Dogs
Cats
Cats

Dog Information

Body Size:
Small
Coat Type:
Short
Price:
$600 - $1500
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 15 yrs
Weight:
11 lbs - 15 lbs
Height:
10 " - 11 "
Breed Group:
Terrier

Overview

The Border Terrier is often said to be bold, good-natured, and frisky. They bring joy to so many people and their owners love having them around. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Border Terrier descends from Dandie Dinmont and Bedlington. The Border Terrier is a great choice of small dog for your home as they will be around for 12 to 15 years! The Border Terrier belongs to the Terrier breed group, which allows you to easily find other small dogs that are similar to this one. The Border Terrier may be just what you are looking for in a pet, with a four-star rating, it does not get much better than this small dog. The Border Terrier may be the perfect dog for your lifestyle, continue reading to learn more and help you decide if this is the small dog for you!

Body Characteristics

The Border Terrier is a robust, sturdy, with a narrow body and shoulders, and small v-shaped ears small dog with a Medium length tail that could be the perfect addition to your family! The Border Terrier ranges in height from 10in up to as tall as 11in, which many feel is the perfect size for an inside dog. The Border Terrier can weigh between 11lbs to 15lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Small small dog! The Border Terrier is a small dog with a Short, short, dense, and wiry type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. If you are looking into choosing the Border Terrier to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of red, blue and tan, wheaten, or tan.

Temperament

The Border Terrier is a highly intelligent dog, which is great for owners who want an inside dog as they can leave the house knowing they will not come home to a disaster. The Border Terrier is above average in training, thus it may not be surprising to you when they learn special tricks like opening the door! The Border Terrier is an extremely playful dog, but is also calm at times and may deny your request to play if it is not in the mood. The Border Terrier is above average in energy, it will constantly keep you on your toes trying to keep it calm and wearing it down to give you a break. The Border Terrier is average when it comes to affection, it may be attached to you one day and hiding to be alone the next. The Border Terrier is a good dog around children, especially ones that it knows and loves, but as all species, it may become annoyed on occasion. The Border Terrier is average with new people, as a result it may either love them or hate them, it is hard to tell what will make the difference. If you are looking for a dog to make you feel safe, the Border Terrier is a great choice as it is a high rated watch dog. The Border Terrier is below average when it comes to other dogs, it will not do well in a home where there are other dogs unless they grow up together. When it comes to cats, the Border Terrier it will cause you a lot of stress to bring this dog into a home with cats.

Maintanence

Shedding is often a big factor in what dog to choose, the Border Terrier sheds little to none at all and is an excellent choice. If you suffer from allergies but still wish to own a dog, the Border Terrier is the perfect choice as it is hypoallergenic. When it comes to grooming, the Border Terrier requires a lot and it will take time and money to keep up wit this. The Border Terrier is above average when it comes to health, it will have less issues than some others, like the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Border Terrier these issues include Hip Dysplasia, Heart Defects, and Seizures. The amount that you may spend on a dog for each year varies on the type of dog you get, the Border Terrier can cost you about $1000 per year.

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