Border Terrier is alert, good-natured dog was originally bred to assist in foxhunts, driving foxes out of their hiding places and out into the open for the hounds to chase.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Border Terrier.
The origin of the the Border Terrier lies in Scotland-England border, and hence its name. It is regarded as one of the oldest terrier breeds of Britain. Although the exact origin of the breed is unknown, it is believed to have descended from the same breed that Dandie Dinmont Terrier and the Bedlington Terrier descended. In the olden days, it was primarily used for hunting foxes.
The bold Border Terrier is a small dog breed measuring at 11-14 inches tall at the shoulder, and weighing at 11-16 lbs., with the females generally being slightly smaller.
3) Easily Bored
They become easily bored and thrive when given something to do. Otherwise they might become excessive barkers and a nuisance, digging, and chewing on your prized possessions and looking cute while doing it. The friendly breed is not usually a barker, they will bark mainly out of boredom or to alert you to new things, making them a great watchdog.
The Scruffy little breed is neutral looking with weather and dirt resistant double coat that was designed for the perfect hunter. The undercoat is dense and short for insulation, making them fit for any weather, the outer coat is wiry, short and dirt repellent. Common colours are Tan, grizzle and tan, fawn, or red.
Brushing once a week is highly recommended as well as hand stripping at least 4 times a year to reduce excessive shedding. Some owners prefer clipping the coat, but it must be taken into consideration that the hair will grow back to be softer and less weather resistant if clipped.
Flyball, agility, and tracking are popular with some Border Terrier owners and are excellent ways to stimulate your dog’s mind. But if you want your Border Terrier to experience the thrill of the hunt in a formal setting, consider earthdog. This perfect Border Terrier sport involves sending your dog into man-made wooden tunnels, ranging from a simple 10-foot length to intricately complex tunnels, after real prey, such as rats, that are not actually harmed. At the end of the tunnel, there are a couple of tame rats in a cage, so the dog gets all the excitement of cornering his quarry with no risk to either the dog or the rats.
Most terrier breeds are remarkably similar. The same words are used over and over – quick to bark, quick to chase, lively, bossy, feisty, scrappy, clever, independent, stubborn, persistent, impulsive, intense.
Border Terriers are more willing to work with you than many other terriers. Many excel at the highest levels of obedience and agility competition. But the toughness that makes them suited to killing vermin can frustrate you when they decide to be stubborn. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say.
9) Around Kids
Children will find the lively Border Terrier a great companion with plenty of energy to keep up with them, and a knack for mischief they undoubtedly will find hilarious and entertaining. The unstoppable Border Terrier might be a little too much for younger children due to their high energy levels and the habit to jump up when excited.
10) Running Away
Like all dogs, Border Terriers must be taught to come when called. But I would only count on this breed obeying his training in an enclosed area. Terriers should not be trusted off-leash. The risk is too great that they will take off after anything that runs, oblivious to your frantic shouts.