Get to know the Border Terrier
All you need to know about the breed
Looking for buried treasure? Have no fear, the Border Terrier is here! Originating in the Cheviot Hills along the border between England and Scotland, Border Terriers are hardy, fearless, energetic – and really good at digging. Not surprising considering they were specifically developed to flush out foxes. In fact, the Border Terrier’s “otter” shaped head, long legs, and narrow shoulders were quite literally made for keeping up with horses while being able to squeeze into tight spaces in pursuit of prey.
All of this might seem to suggest the breed was destined for hard work; however, the loving, loyal Border Terrier is most content when around people and adapts very well to home life. There are just a few things to consider…
On the easier side of owning a Border Terrier: their short, wiry coat, which comes in grizzle, tan, wheaten or red, doesn’t require much grooming outside of the seasonal shed. On the less easy side: Border Terriers are highly independent and can be tricky to train. This in combination with a strong prey drive can result in your Border Terrier’s decision to take off in pursuit of a non-canine animal – and your commands might fall behind in the race.
As with most breeds, Border Terriers fare best when given early training and socialisation. Active families ready to invest in plenty of play time, safe walks on the lead, and a secure, fenced garden will find the Border Terrier a wonderful and rewarding pet.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Border Terrier
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