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Border Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, working terrier. 
Life Expectancy
15 + Years 
Color
Red, wheaten, grizzle and tan, blue and tan. 
Coat
Harsh and dense with close undercoat. 
Exercise Needs
Needs a good amount of exercise and the opportunity to run as he was bred to hunt and have a large amount of vitality and stamin 
Temperament
The Border Terrier is plucky and alert. A playful breed, he also has a lot of stamina. 
Good with Children
Loves children and will play tirelessly with them. Gets along well with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Wiry coat needs minimal grooming. Clip out knots and brush occasionally with a bristle brush. Trim coat on the head, legs, neck  
Average Size - Male (in)
11 - 12 
Average Size - Female (in)
11 - 12 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
13 - 15.5 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
13 - 15.5 
Health Issues
Dislocated kneecaps.v
Living Conditions
Will do well in an apartment if he is well trained and exercised daily. 

Breed Description

Named the Border Terrier because he is from the border between Scotland and England where he originally served farmers as a working terrier and guard dog. The Border Terrier is able to look after himself, usually with an amiable outlook on life. A no-nonsense little dog, he is game for anything. Unlike other terriers he is not argumentative. He is a dog lover's dog. Once known as the Reedwater Terrier he was originally developed to hunt alongside Foxhounds in the countryside of northeast England. Treasured for his ability to kill foxes and other animals who crept into the farmyard for livestock.

Breed Infobits

The Border Terrier may be small in stature, but it has a huge spirit an it thrives on their owner's attention.
Bred near the border between England and Scotland for driving out foxes, the Border Terrier was also used for hunting martens.

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