A Working Terrier
The Border Terrier's head is distinctive, "like that
of an otter." He is very alert, active and agile, and capable
of squeezing through narrow apertures. They are sturdy,
natural looking dogs of medium bone, rather narrow in the
shoulder, body and quarter. He sports a somewhat broken
though close-fitting and intensely wiry jacket.
This breed's temperament ideally exemplifies that of
a terrier. He is good tempered, affectionate, obedient, and
easily trained. In the field, he is as hard as nails, "game
as they come" and driving in attack. As a companion dog,
for the whole family, Border Terriers excel. Being small,
a modest size living quarters will suffice. He sheds only a
bit, so grooming once a week is enough. Border Terriers
bond to the whole family, and are considered excellent
with children. They are also excellent watchdogs.
Some obedience training would be a good idea
for your young Border Terrier puppy.
Dog: 13 - 15.5 lb. (5.9 - 7.0 kg).
Bitch: 11.5 - 14 lb. (5.2 - 6.4 kg).
Height: 10 - 11 in. (25.4 - 27.9 cm).
Watchdog: Very good.
Life Expectancy: 12 - 15 years.