About the Border Terrier

Solidly built, well balanced and full of energy, Border Terriers are fearless. This breed have all the behavioural traits of a working dog.

Prior to being recognised by The Kennel Club, Border Terriers often had to feed themselves, and only those that were natural hunters found themselves enough food. To a large extent, this explains the breed’s character.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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United Kingdom
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FCI Group 3
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Small
Avg life expectancy
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Lively / Playful

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  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Garden not essential
  • Needs little training