Ease of Training
He originated in Great Britain on each side of the Cheviot Hills in Border country
He was used to hunt foxes; which often meant going down into their den to flush them out
He was also used to control vermin on farms
In the 18th century he wasn't fed by his owners on the farm but was expected to find his own food; which meant he had to be a good hunter
Personality and Behavior
He's agile, strong and possesses endurance (he makes a good companion for someone who likes hiking, walking, or jogging)
He loves human company and is affectionate with his loved ones
He doesn't like to be left alone
He makes a good "bark alarm" when a strangers is at the door
He's fearless and if doesn't like another dog he won't hesitate to start a fight
He gets along well with pets he was raised with
His high prey-drive means he will hunt down any small critter that runs away from him
He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.
He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)
Grooming / Maintenance
Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.
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