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Border Terrier

Border Terrier
Soft sweet natured dog just has happy at home or taking long walks.
Loyal and good with children intelligent and eager to please they make good dogs for training.
Alert (making good guard dogs), playful and good with other dogs and strangers.

Dog Group - Kennel Club: Terriers
Coat: Fairly rough and dense with a close undercoat.
Grooming: Brush for a few minutes each day. Top rough coat may need hand stripping every six months.
Average Height: 25-28cm 10-11ins.
Average Weight: 5-7kg. 11-15lbs.
Colour: Red,grizzle, wheaten and tan or blue and tan 
Temperament: Sweet natured, affectionate and playful. Good with kids.
Exercise: Medium requirement, will enjoy exercise but not demand it.
Average Lifespan: 13-14yrs.

Possible disadvantages.
Coat may need hand stripping six monthly which may need specialist skills.
Does not always socialise with other smaller animals.
They can be stubborn and strong willed.


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