Border Terrier

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Overview: The Border Terrier was bred to chase and catch foxes, as a means of pest control for farmers. As such, he is very alert and active ' and built to run. He's a loyal companion and has a great disposition. Just give him lots of exercise and he'll be happy
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male: 13-15, female: 11-14
Height (in): 10-11
Colors: Red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten.
Coat: Very wiry, strait, somewhat broken oter coat, which should conform to the body with a short, dense undercoat. Its hide is very thick and loose fitting. The Border Terrier is known for its distinctive otter head.
Character: Border Terriers are brave and occasionally stubborn. They are highly energetic and great with children.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with other pets and children, as long as proper socialization has occurred at an early age.
Care: The Border Terrier should have its coat plucked occasionally but should not have it trimmed. You may want to groom it at least once per week.
Training: This breed is a quick learner; training is a simple and straightforward process with rare complications.
Activity: The Border Terrier prefers having lots of time outside to run and play.
Country of Origin: Scotland
Health Issue: This breed has few outward signs of illness, so watch them carefully.
Life Expectancy: 15 or more
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