Border Terrier

Border Terrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: United Kingdom, Scotland
Hypoallergenic: Yes
Height: Male: 33–40 cm, Female: 28–36 cm
Weight: Male: 5.9–7.1 kg, Female: 5.1–6.4 kg
Color: Blue & Tan, Grizzle & Tan, Red, Wheaten
Life Expectancy: 13 – 15 years
Temperament: Even Tempered, Alert, Obedient, Fearless, Intelligent, Affectionate
Litter Size: 3 - 8 puppies
Health Problems: Prone to Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome (CECS), also known as "Spike's Disease." This is a recently recognized canine health problem and hereditary canine disease in Border Terriers. It can sometimes get confused with canine epilepsy. It is also being considered to be a metabolic, neurological or muscle disorder.

The Border Terrier is a small dog with an alert gaze, a powerful drive to hunt and dig, the typical high terrier energy level, and a good-natured personality.

He is intelligent, loyal, fearless, loving, and determined, and about as aggravating as any dog can be. Border Terriers need a securely fenced yard to keep them safe.

Given a lack of supervision and enough time alone, they'll dig under or climb over fences to go exploring.

They'll escape through holes in fences, through open gates and doors, or by any other means they can find. In fact, they're bred to be able to cross any wall or scramble through any wire entanglement.