They’re easy to recognize among other terriers by their unique head shape: “otter head,” as Border Terrier fans say.

  • Group: Terrier Group
  • Personality: Plucky, happy, affectionate
  • Energy Level: Very Active; Quick and agile, Borders need exercise and time to explore
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Responds Well
  • Height: 12-15 inches
  • Weight: 13-15.5 pounds (male), 11.5-14 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary

Dog Size: Small

Kid Friendly? Yes

Genetic Dispositions: High Energy

Known Temperments: Food Motivated