|Colors||Red, blue, wheaten, black, black and tan|
|Suitable for||Families, apartments, allergy sufferers|
|Temperament||Affectionate, alert, even-tempered|
Border terriers are small dogs that usually stand a little taller than 12-inches at the shoulder. It has a uniquely shaped head that gives it an otter-like appearance. It usually has a short but wiry coat available in several colors and a strong, agile body. The fur is weatherproof and repels dirt, so it stays relatively clean and only requires moderate grooming. Border Terriers are hard workers that enjoy spending time with the family and will usually stay close by when you are home.
Border Terrier Puppies – Before You Buy…
What’s the Price of Border Terrier Puppies?
You can expect to pay between $800 and $1,500 for your Border Terrier puppy, depending on which breeder you choose and if you want to have breeding rights. Most breeders will require you to get the dog spayed or neutered unless you pay an extra fee. Some breeders will also perform tests to ensure the puppies are healthy by avoiding hereditary diseases through selective breeding. Some breeders will also have a pet class and a show class, and dogs bred for competition will often cost more.
You will also need to buy food, treats, and other items for your dog that will increase the overall cost of your dog.
3 Little-Known Facts About Border Terrier
Temperament & Intelligence of the Border Terrier
The Border Terrier is a loving and playful breed that makes them a great dog for families and the single owner. It’s adaptable and can learn to live in a small apartment. It’s extremely intelligent and learns new tricks quickly, but it can also be quite stubborn and difficult to train for someone without experience and plenty of patience. It’s also clever and can figure out how to open gates, doors and get around other things meant to stop it. It also likes to bark, so you will need to start early with training to keep it from getting out of hand. However, the barking helps them be great watchdogs, and you will always know when something strange is going on in your yard. Its fearless behavior will protect you regardless of the danger to its own life but can make it difficult to walk the dog where other dogs go.
Are These Dogs Good for Families?
The Border Terrier is a loving and playful dog with plenty of energy for chasing after balls, playing fetch, and running around the yard. It loves to be around children, and they will help it get the exercise it needs. It loves big yards but is adaptable to smaller homes as well. It’s protective and will keep your family safe from intruders. It likes to explore on its own, so it won’t mind as much as many other breeds if you have a long day at work.
Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?
If you start socializing your Border Terrier with other pets, it will likely grow to enjoy their company and even begin to protect them. However, it often sees other dogs as threats, and cats can activate its instinct to hunt. It can also be difficult to bring new animals into the house to replace ones that pass on.
Things to Know When Owning a Border Terrier:
Male vs Female
Male Border terriers tend to be slightly larger than females, but there are no differences in temperament or intelligence.
The Border Terrier is a great family best, but it is better suited to an experienced user who can train it and properly socialize the dog so it behaves and can cohabitate with other animals. It makes a great watchdog and s friendly, loyal, and protective of family members. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, but you will need to put up with a considerable amount of barking. We hope you have enjoyed reading over this review and have learned some new facts. If we have convinced you to give one of these dogs a try, please share this guide to the Border Terrier on Facebook and Twitter.
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