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Country/Region of Origin:                                                     Germany
 
Trainability:                                                                            Medium
 
Size:                                                                                          Small
 
weight:                                                                                       3-4Kg
 
Energy level:                                                                               High
 
Exercise needed:                                                              30min/daily
 
Color:                                                                                 Black/Gray
 
Protection:                                                                              Medium
 
Shedding:                                                                               Medium
 
Area needed:                                                                             Small

 

 

Additional information (Wiki): A Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated breed of dog of the terrier group. Originally bred as fox and vermin hunters, Border Terriers share ancestry with Dandie Dinmont Terriers and Bedlington Terriers

Identifiable by their otter-shaped heads, Border Terriers have a broad skull and short, strong muzzle with a scissors bite. The V-shaped ears are on the sides of the head and fall towards the cheeks. Common coat colors are grizzle-and-tan, blue-and-tan, red or wheaten. Whiskers are few and short. The tail is naturally moderately short, thick at the base and tapering.

Highly intelligent, even tempered but somewhat confrontational, stubborn & occasionally aggressive.

Border Terriers generally get along well with other dogs; however, if they dislike another, they do not hesitate to start a fight and, as with most terriers, it can be difficult to stop them.

Borders do well in task-oriented activities and have a surprising ability to jump high and run fast given the size of their legs. The breed has excelled in agility training, but they are quicker to learn jumps and see-saws than weaving poles. They take training for tasks very well, but appear less tractable if being taught mere tricks.

More recently a Border / Cairn Terrier cross bread, the Calhound Terrier has shown to have a much milder temperament whilst predominantly maintaining all of the physical characteristics of the Border Terrier.

They are intelligent and eager to please, but they retain the capacity for independent thinking and initiative that were bred into them for working rats and fox underground. Their love of people and even temperament make them fine therapy dogs, especially for children and the elderly, and they are occasionally used to aid the blind or deaf. From a young age they should be trained on command.

Borders can adapt to different environments and situations well, and are able to deal with temporary change well.

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