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The Border Terrier, a small yet sturdy breed, is known for its distinctive otter-shaped head and affectionate, lively personality. Originally bred for fox hunting along the English-Scottish border, this agile and determined terrier excels in both companionship and work.

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The Border Terrier, a small yet sturdy breed, is known for its distinctive otter-shaped head and affectionate, lively personality. Originally bred for fox hunting along the English-Scottish border, this agile and determined terrier excels in both companionship and work.

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Border Terrier – Boorowa

We have one male Pure Breed Border Terrier puppy available to an approved home. DOB 4.6.24 ready for his forever home 31.7.24 he is currently 6 weeks. This little guys has been born and raised in our family home. He is a very loving gentle natured little boy and will do well in any environment. Mum and Dad are both family pets Our puppies come microchipped vaccinated vet checked and routinely wormed. He will also go to his new home with a puppy pack to help settle in. Please get in touch if you think you can provide him with the best of home. genuine enquiries only thank you

Kelsey Wethered


Border Terrier – Boorowa

Hi thank you for looking at my post. I am very pleased to announce that we will be expecting a litter of pure breed border terrier puppies June 2024. Our puppies are born and raised in our family home and are dearly loved by our whole family. If you may be interested please feel free to get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you.

Kelsey Wethered


Border Terrier Puppies

We have 4 delightful purebred male Border Terrier puppies almost ready for their forever homes. These puppies have been born and raised in our family home. They have been well socialised with our children and have been socialised with other dogs and cats. Both mum and dad are our family pets and have beautiful nature's. This is a very friendly outgoing litter of puppies and they will make wonderful lifelong pets. Puppies will be microchipped wormed and vet checked. Date Of Birth: 14/08/2023 Ready To Go To New Homes: 9/10/2023

Kelsey Wethered


BORDER TERRIER puppies soon to arrive

We are going to be welcoming a beautiful litter of puppies into our home mid August 2023. Both mother and father are family pets with lovely personalities. Our dogs are family and are well socialised with children other dogs and cats.

Kelsey Wethered


Border Terrier

Hans is a sweet and kind dog. He loved spending time relaxing and cuddling. Hans loves going for walks on the lead, he gets nervous if he sees a big dog and tends to growl. He enjoys the company of other dogs, but Hans a great companion for a human and is good with children. He is very intelligent and has a cute personality. Hans was born with a grade 1 heart murmur, which has not caused him any issues. Hans is 10 years old.

Belinda


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The Ultimate Border Terrier Guide

About Border Terrier

Crafted to aid farmers in managing fox populations, Border Terriers are brimming with energy and demand regular exercise. Their affectionate disposition and adaptability to diverse living conditions make them a beloved choice for many households.

Lifespan

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12 - 15 years

Weight

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Male: 6 - 7 kg Female: 5 - 6 kg

Height

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Male: 33 - 41 cm Female: 28 - 36 cm

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Brush their coats weekly.

Origins

Border Terriers hail from the rugged Cheviot Hills straddling England and Scotland. This region, encompassing modern Northumberland, is known as the Border Country.

These dogs emerged to put an end to the long struggle between farmers and the elusive hill fox. The farmers and shepherds needed a breed capable of swift pursuit and small enough to wriggle through narrow hiding spots, flushing out the foxes. Border Terriers ticked all these boxes and more.

Historically, they bore different names like the Ullswater Terrier, Coquetdale Terrier, and Reedwater Terrier, each tracing back to regions in northern England.

Key Characteristics Of Border Terriers

Are Border Terriers Family-Friendly?

They are generally amicable to people of all ages, making them an excellent choice for a family companion.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Border Terriers may suffer from:

Syringomyelia

A condition where their skulls turn out to be too small for their brains.

Hip dysplasia

Perthes disease

A variety of heart defects

Juvenile cataracts

Nature / Temperament

They are even-tempered, intelligent, and affectionate.

Suitable Environment

While Border Terriers can adapt to apartment living, they thrive best in homes with access to a yard where they can romp and play.

Border Terriers possess a strong prey drive and tend to dig. A securely fenced yard is crucial to keep them safe and prevent escapes. The fence should be high enough and embedded into the ground to prevent jumping or digging out.

Other Considerations

  • Borders are pack-oriented and should live indoors close to their human companions. They are exceptionally loyal; once a bond is forged, it endures for eternity. They will be obedient and well-behaved most of the time.
  • These dogs easily gain weight. Ensure they receive the proper amount of food and daily exercise to prevent excessive weight gain.
  • They have a high pain tolerance, so if your pup falls ill, you may only notice if they change their behavior. Be vigilant for signs of withdrawal or unusual quietness.

How can I take good care of my Border Terrier?

Nutrition

Border Terriers need about 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dog food divided into two meals. Adjust this amount based on their activity level.

However, it’s not advisable to free-feed your pups. Some owners leave food out for the dog to eat whenever they feel hungry, increasing the risk of obesity. Instead, measure the amount of food and feed them twice a day.

Grooming

The scruffy, thick, and wiry coats of Border Terriers demand weekly grooming. Without proper care, their coats will mat and tangle.

Invest in a slicker brush to tackle those stubborn tangles. A detangling product can also be helpful. Remember to brush their tails as well. While this may seem like a lot of work, it minimizes loose hair shedding.

Exercise

Border Terriers require a substantial amount of exercise, both physical and mental. The easiest way to achieve both is through regular walks.

Walks help them burn off energy and stimulate their minds through the various sights, sounds, and smells they encounter.

Training

Compared to other Terrier breeds, Border Terriers are relatively easy to train, although they can be stubborn at times. These dogs excel at focusing on tasks.

It’s crucial to avoid harsh discipline during training, as it can result in unresponsiveness or aggression.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Border Terrier Questions

Like any other terrier breed, these dogs are true vermin hunters. So, it’s better to keep them in a fenced yard.

When you take them out for a walk, be sure to keep them on a leash as well.

Border Terriers have double coats, which are made up of soft undercoats and rough top coats. Thus, they do shed fur although not much.

If you find fur around your home, brush them more often. Vacuuming on a regular basis and washing their bedding every once in a while can also help to keep this to a minimum.

They generally get on well with toddlers. Border Terriers are one of the few breeds that can match the young ones’ energy levels all day long. Still, they do need constant supervision to keep both the kids and pups safe.

Border Terriers for sale can cost between $900 – $1300, depending on the breeder. Because the breed is prone to a number of genetic health issues, it’s best if you choose a breeder that’s part of a responsible breeder organisation such as RPBA.

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