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Border Terrier

Borders are undoubtedly all terrier. Nothing frightens these proud little dogs.

About the Border Terrier

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

Prior to being recognized 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

United Kingdom
FCI Group 3
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Lively / Playful

Key facts

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

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