Border Terrier

  • Size

    Small
  • Height

    Males - 13 to 16 inches at the withers
    Females - 11 to 14 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males - 13 to 15.5 lbs.
    Females - 11.5 to 14 lbs.
  • Coat

    Short
  • Color

    Red, grizzle-and-tan, blue-and-tan, or wheaten
  • Energy

    High
  • Activities

    Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

A persistent worker with great agility and endurance, the Border Terrier was bred in the 18th century to protect farm stock along the border of Scotland and England. An admirable hunter that learns quickly and responds well to obedience training, the breed makes a good-tempered, affectionate family companion. An active dog, the Border Terrier does best with a job and when well-exercised. His water-resistant coat requires regular brushing and biannual stripping.

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