Border Terrier

  • Size

  • 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

  • Color

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

  • Activities

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


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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