Border Terrier

KC Pedigree, Small

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

This terrier takes its name from the Scottish/English border where it hunted fox across hill and moorland.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Those in rural smallholdings, suburban semis or inner-city apartments.

Not the best for ...

Non-terrier folk. Border Terriers look super-cute, are very adaptable, and have won the hearts of many town and city dwellers, but they are still terriers at their core. If you don't like the independent, spirited nature of a terrier, the Border isn't for you.

Aliases

Reedwater Terrier, Coquetdale Terrier

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?

Yes

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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