Border Terrier

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • 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

Training

  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.

Shedding

  • 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.

Other varieties

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