meet theBorder Terrier


Training &Temperament

They will instinctively chase small animals that they deem prey; so they need to be walked on leash and exercised in a securely fenced area. Far too many Border Terriers have fallen prey to the automobile as a result of their desire to chase and hunt. Training and exercising together builds the bond between you and your dog, and your vigilance is his best protection from his own instincts.

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Did You Know?

As a working terrier, the early Border Terrier's value was based on its ability to go after and bolt fox and be a source of vermin control for the farmers of the region.

Borders on the farm in the 18th century were expected to find their own food, so they had to be good hunters to survive.

The formation of the Border Terrier Club was 1920 with the English Kennel Club.

The first registration of the Border Terrier in the United States was 1930.

The Border Terrier has a weather resistant coat with a hard, wiry outercoat and soft undercoat that repels most dirt.

By nature, the Border Terrier is good tempered, affectionate obedient and easily trained.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Blue & Tan 044
Grizzle & Tan 110
Red 140
Wheaten 224
Black & Red 014
Black & Tan 018
Black Grizzle 248
Blue Grizzle 249
Grizzle 109
Red Grizzle 154
Red Grizzle & Tan 259
Red Wheaten 156


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Points 019