Dog Breeds - Border Terrier

Border Terriers emerged near the Anglo-Scottish border in the Cheviot Hills area. It was initially bred as fox and vermin hunters and to be a farm worker, thus sharing ancestry with Dandie Dinmont Terriers and Bedlington Terriers. They were also used to hunt otter, badger and marten. Presently though it is quite a rare breed, it is still used to hunt vermin on farms and is regarded to be a friendly companion but owners of the breed.

Breed :              Terrier
Weight:             Male: 13-15.5; Female: 11.5-14 lbs
Height:              10-11 inches
Color(s):           red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten 

Border Terrier Health and Diseases
Border Terriers are strong and thus have self control over pain and is not likely to show symptoms of illness or distress. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor their health. They are prone to genetic health problems, including:

·        Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome
·        Hip dysplasia
·        Progressive Retinal Atrophy
·        Seizures
·        Heart defects
·        Allergies
·        Cataracts
·        Low tolerance to anaesthesia
·        Obesity if overfed.
Lifespan:   15 years or more
Litter size: 2-8 puppies; average 4-5