|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's even-tempered
- 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.