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Breed:

Border Terrier

Group (AKC):

Terrier

Country of OriginGreat Britain
Type of coatHarsh and dense with close undercoat.
GroomingWiry coat needs minimal grooming. Clip out knots and brush occasionally with a bristle brush. Trim coat on the head, legs, neck and top of tail. Bathe only when necessary.
Average height10 inches
Average weight11.5 - 15.5 lbs.
Activity levelIndoor & Outdoor - High
WatchdogHigh
ProtectionLow
IntelligenceHigh, Obedience - High, Problem Solving - High
TrainabilityTraining from an early age as he has a tendency to become destructive and chew things.
Compatibility with childrenYes, loves children and will play tirelessly with them.
CharacterPlucky, alert
Ideal home environmentWill do well in an apartment if he is well trained and exercised daily.
Ideal ownerTo own a Border Terrier you should be active and prefer a high-energy, playful dog.
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Short History:

Once known as the Reedwater Terrier, it was originally developed to hunt alongside Foxhounds in the countryside of northeast England. It was then discovered that the word "Reedwater" sounds kind of silly. It is treasured for its ability to kill foxes and other animals who crept into the farmyard for livestock.

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