Border Terrier Breed Profile


Among the lovable traits of the Border Terrier is that they are alert, lively, mild mannered, affectionate, timid, eager to please and devoted.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog makes for a great companion for children and for families.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 11 to 16 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with the Border Terrier include but are not limited to Spike's Disease.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Keep in mind that because its part of the terrier group, they may be difficult to housebreak. Shedding is minimal, however, brush every other day in order to maintain. This breed of dog is good for allergy sufferers.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog can be suited for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give, as this breed of dog likes to run around and play.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of around $1.250 or more per animal. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes a lousy guard dog or watchdog. They would just as soon go home with the intruder rather than attack them.

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