Is a Border Terrier the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Border Terrier

Choosing a Border Terrier as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Alert and playful, small physically but a big dog in personality, and well able to stand up for themselves
Suitable Owners

Suits easy going owners and families, preferably without small pets.
Origins

Originally bred to dig foxes from their lairs and hunt and kill rats.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

Terrier
Coat:

Dense, harsh coat with a close undercoat.
Grooming:

Regular brushing as required, may need coat stripping twice a year.
Average Height:

25-28 cm. 10-11 ins.
Average Weight:

5-7 kg. 11-15 lbs.
Colour:

Red, wheaten, tan or blue and tan.
Temperament:

Devoted, loyal, kind, affectionate. Good with older and active owners, suitable with families and children.
 Exercise:

Likes long walks
Average Lifespan: 

13-14 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

Will need socialing with smaller pets. Do not start fights but will not back away from one.

Potential Health Concerns


Can suffer from cataracts and heart problems.
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