The Border Terrier is a spry fox hunter, known for his agility and ability to catch his target at all costs. Used in the past as a working terrier in England, the Border Terrier was a popular dog breed for fox hunters. These days, the Border Terrier is often seen excelling in agility and obedience competitions.
The Border Terrier has a wiry coat which comes in many colors, including blue/tan, grizzle/tan, wheat colored or even reddish tones. Many Border Terriers weigh around 11 to 15 pounds.
When acting as a working dog, the Border Terrier is all business. However, in the home the Border Terrier is a loving and compassionate family pet. When having received the necessary training, this dog is well behaved and quite obedient overall. Since this working breed was used to chasing after foxes on the hunt, it is good to keep the Border Terrier well exercised and provide him with daily walks. If you keep the Border Terrier busy and entertained, he will be calm in the home and at ease on a daily basis.
Grooming is not too difficult or time consuming with the Border Terrier. The Border Terrier has a short coat which is wiry and takes a small amount of time to brush. Also, the Border Terrier doesn’t need the coat brushed on a weekly basis. Brush his coat every two weeks or on an as-needed basis.
If you have a small-sized home, the Border Terrier will fit fine within it. As a smaller dog, he is comfortable in small-home settings so long as he gets the necessary daily exercise to keep him happy and healthy. The Border Terrier can be a welcome addition to the home.