Area of origin: border of Scotland and England
Original function: fox bolting, ratting
Average size of male: Ht: 10-11, Wt: 13-15.5
Average size of female: Ht: 10-11, Wt: 11.5-14
Other names: none
Border Terrier Dog Temperament
One of the few terriers bred to run with the pack, the border is one of the most amiable and tractable of the group. He is inquisitive, busy, friendly and biddable. He does like to hunt and can be independent, ingredients that make for a dog that may tend to roam if given the chance. He is generally good with other dogs and cats, but not with rodents. He is very good with children and makes a good companion for people of all ages. He digs, and some bark. Some are talented escape artists.