Border Terrier
Border Terrier
Size
Small
Height
Males - 13 to 16 inches at the withersFemales - 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

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.

Did you know?

Famous Border Terriers in film include “Puffy” from "There's Something About Mary" and “Baxter” from "Anchorman."

Training Border Terriers

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.