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Border Terrier


The Border Terrier is a small rough-coated dog breed in the Terrier group. It has always been bred as a vermin and fox hunter. It shares ancestry with the Bedlington Terrier and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. It is known to be hypoallergenic and has a life span of between 12 and 15 years. They weigh between 5.1 and 7.1kgs.

Adult Size

  • Small

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Nearly Not at All

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Terrier Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat
  • Hard Coat
  • Rough Coat
  • Wiry Coat


  • Black & Red
  • Black & Tan
  • Black Grizzle
  • Blue & Tan
  • Blue Grizzle
  • Grizzle
  • Red
  • Red Grizzle
  • Red Grizzle & Tan
  • Red Wheaten
  • Wheaten


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 10-13″

Full Grown Weight

  • 11-15lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Pretty Healthy Breed
  • Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather
  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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