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Border Terrier

Origin England Scotland
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Other Names
What other names does the Border Terrier have? The breed also known as...
Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Border Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$1200-$1400
If you choose to purchase the Border Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Border Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Border Terrier's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Border Terrier weigh?
Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Border Terrier?
Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Border Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
Rough
Colors
What color is the Border Terrier's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Blue TanRedGrizzle Wheaten
Grooming
How to groom the Border Terrier and how often?
Average: The Border Terrier requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Border Terrier, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Border Terriers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Border Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Border Terriers could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Border Terrier have?
AffectionateEvenTemperedIntelligentAlertFearlessObedient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Border Terrier?
Smart: Border Terrier's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Border Terriers easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Border Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Border Terriers, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Border Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Border Terriers are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Border Terriers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Border Terriers bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Border Terriers good watchdogs?
Border Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Border Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Border Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Border Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Border Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Border Terrier do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Border Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Border Terrier to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Border Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Border Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Border Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Border Terriers good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Border Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Border Terriers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Border Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Border Terriers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Border Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Border Terriers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Border Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Border Terrier is not a good choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Border Terriers have health problems?
Border Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Border Terriers live? What is this dog average life span?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Border Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Border Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Border Terrier have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Border Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Border Terriers require per day?
Border Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Border Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Border Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Border Terrier more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Border Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Border Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Border Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Border Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Border Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Border Terrier have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Border Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-8 puppies

Advantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Border Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Border Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Border Terrier's intelligence is above average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Border Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Border Terriers are easy to train.
  • Apartment Friendly: Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Territorial: Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Weight Gain Potential: High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
  • Barking: Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed.
  • Mouthiness: Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.

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