Thursday, November 25, 2010

Border Terrier

Border Terrier | Dog GatesYou better prefer a serious dog fence with this dog.

The Border Terrier is a hardy little dog who will want to be part of your family. They are not as feisty as other terrier breeds, but they do still have a mind of their own. They are intelligent, creatively so, and though they are trainable, they are also independent thinkers, so they are not the most obedient breed. However, they do excel in earthdog, obedience, and agility trials.


Border Terrier | Dog HousesThese are active, agile, athletic dogs who need daily exercise. They are high-energy (though not hyper) and are happiest when they have a job to do. While they are, in essence, a no-frills working dog, they are also excellent housedogs. While they are affectionate, and while they do want your attention, they are not in your face and under your feet every minute. They will be content to be in the room with you, hear an occasional word from you, and get a few hugs a day. Unless you have food -- then all bets are off.

Border Terrier | Dog Training AidsThey have a high prey drive and will chase small furry critters, including cats. They make good farm dogs because they keep nuisance animals away. But they will also kill your son's pet hamster. They will also bolt across the road after a neighborhood chipmunk. They are not car smart and more Border Terriers are killed each year by cars then by disease or old age. Borders are also prone to just wandering off looking for someone to visit. They are really quite friendly! It is best if a Border Terrier has a dog fence -in yard, but even then, be aware that they are the Houdinis of the dog world. They can climb fences and they can dig under them, so you had better prepare to invest in a serious dog fence.

Border Terrier | Dog Training Aids
Border Terrier | Leather Dog Collar | Remote Dog Trainer

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1 comments:

Marc said...

I love the border terriers...great dogs! I'd recommend looking at a wireless fence from Havahart Wireless. The radial shape one covers up to a football field in all directions and the controller lets you know if your dog escapes

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