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Border Terrier

An energetic companion

Breed
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Terriers
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Original Name : Border Terrier

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Border

Male weight : 13-15½ lbs

Female weight : 11-14 lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : United Kingdom

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While they may have the head of an otter, Borders are all terrier and no mistake. Nothing frightens these proud dogs. Solidly built, well balanced and full of energy, they tend to want to dominate other dogs – large or small – and must be introduced to them regularly from a very early age to get used to living among them without starting fights.

Head+

Like an otter’s.

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Body+

Deep, narrow and fairly long.

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Coat+

Red, wheaten, grizzle and tan, or blue and tan.

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Ears+

Small, V shaped, moderately thick, falling forward against the cheeks.

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Tail+

Moderately short and fairly thick at the base, tapering to the tip.

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Hair+

Harsh and dense, with close undercoat

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For centuries these dogs were used solely for their qualities as a hardy terrier in the Scottish borderlands. They had to be able to follow the trail of a fox for several hours. Fearless and without reproach, Borders have all the behavioral traits of a working dog. Farmers bred them with the endurance to follow a horse and the stubbornness to chase a fox all the way down its hole.

Did you know ?

Prior to being recognized by the Kennel Club, Border Terriers often had to feed themselves, and only those that were natural hunters found themselves enough food. To a large extent, this explains the breed’s character.

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