Description: The Border Terrier is a small, robust and medium-boned dog. The muzzle is not long and is usually dark. They have widely spaced eyes that are usually dark in color. The ears are V-shaped and are placed on the sides of the head, falling towards the cheeks. Their teeth are strong and come together in a scissor bite. The cheeks are normally dark in color. His nose is black. The front legs of this breed are strong, but they do not appear stocky. They have a medium-sized tail that is wide to the eye and tapers to the end. This dog has a dense, wiry double coat. The colors we see are greyish and tan, red, blue and tan, and wheat. White on the chest is allowed in small quantities.
History: This dog comes from England and Scotland, in the Cheviot Hills. This is one of the oldest Harriers in Britain. The Border Terrier has worked, together with farmers for many years, pulling foxes out of dens and killing them. This is necessary because the fox kills the farmers’ cattle. This dog is small enough with a big enough determination to follow the fox to terrestrial dens and also keep up with the horses that hunters use. These dogs had to hunt to survive and were often not fed, thinking that keeping them hungry made them hunt better. They also hunted rats and mice, and have become used to hunting badgers. Today, the Border Terrier is primarily a companion dog; it can still be used on a farm by helping to control rats or mice. This dog was recognized by the British Canine Club in 1920. This dog is good at agility, performing tricks, hunting, and being a watchdog.
Temperament: Must be remembered. This is a hunting dog. He is alert, brave and hunter. Small places do not bother this dog, with dogs crammed into any small space, we would not believe it possible for a dog to fit in. This dog is sociable with children and will play, if given the opportunity, for hours. They are eager to please and are easily taught. They are great watchdogs and will bark with great joy. It is recommended to socialize this dog well, as it can become shy as it ages. This is a dog that loves to dig. They can be good with other pets, if they socialize well with them. Due to the strong hunting instinct, other non-canine pets are at risk, so they should not keep this dog. This servant needs good leadership, a firm and consistent pack leader.
Health Issues: This breed can suffer from CECS, all of the well-known Spike disease. This has recently been recognized as a health problem in Border Terriers. This disease can be confused with epilepsy, and it is also considered a metabolic or neurological disorder.
Grooming: Grooming is fairly easy with this breed that only requires a weekly brushing. This breed also requires professional grooming twice a year. The Border Terrier sheds little. Bathe rarely, and only when really essential.
Living Conditions: This breed will do well in an apartment, provided its energy levels have been reached, with plenty of exercise. A small garden is perfectly adequate; making sure it is safe and secure for your pets.