Life expectancy: 15 + Years
Color: "Red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten,"
according to the American Kennel Club
Eyes: dark hazel
Coat type: Harsh and dense with close undercoat.
Size: Males: 13-15 pounds; females: 11- 14 pounds
Health issues: Dislocated kneecaps.
The Border Terrier is lively and alert, but mild-mannered. It’s
a hardy, scruffy little terrier and a bold hunter. Early socialization
is a must. To avoid excessive timidity you need to get your puppy
accustomed to loud noises and city situations. It tends to bark,
but it is not aggressive. As a puppy it is very active, but it will
mellow as an adult. It makes a wonderful companion to children.
The Border Terrier likes to dig and must be securely fenced in.
If the puppy is raised with cats, family cats will not generally
be a problem, but it shouldn't be trusted with other people's cats
however. Generally it gets along with other dogs, but it is not
trustworthy with hamsters, rabbits, rats or birds. This dog doesn’t
like to be left alone; it needs to be with people. If you have two
Border Terriers, it is best to have a male and a female.