Border Terrier

Terrier Group

Reamie and Chase from the Glenlair Border Terrier Kennels

The Border Terrier is a feisty little hunter and should be exercised on a daily basis.  OK for an apartment as long as it gets a daily exercise and play time.  Borders are good with children and canines (a male/female mix is better than 2 males), but should be socialized with any family cat.  Not a good idea to include a hamster or other small mammal as a roommate.  They enjoy interaction with a human family and do not like being left out or at home.  Should be brushed on a weekly basis.  A good allergy sufferer pet.

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Notes for owners
Wiry Weekly Affectionate with children.  Easy to train.  Dig and bark.  Should not be left alone for long periods during the day.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile Border Terrier Club of America The Ultimate Guide to Border Terriers The Border  


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