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Border Terrier
His plain brown wrapper hides a cheerful, sensible dog
Height: 10 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 11 to 15 pounds
Coat: short and wiry
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Terriers
This 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. He still has a powerful drive to hunt and dig, as well as the energy level that enabled him to keep up with hunters on horseback. These traits can make him an aggravating pet for some owners; for others, Border Terriers are wonderful companions who play hard and love harder.
Border Terrier profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Ease at being home alone
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Mouthiness
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
General health
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners
  
  
  
  
  
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