12 Interesting Facts About Border Terriers That Will Blow Your Mind

The Border Terrier is a hard-working, energetic working dog who, despite his small stature, has a lot of energy – so he is not made for a life as a sofa companion. But he is the best accomplice in every outdoor adventure!

FCI Group 3: Terriers.
Section 1 – Long Legged Terriers
Country of origin: Great Britain
Use: terrier

FCI standard number: 10
Males: 5.9 – 7.1 kg
Females: 5.1 – 6.3 kg

#1 The Border Terrier’s breed name comes from its origins in the border areas between England and Scotland, where it was bred as a small hunting dog and used to hunt foxes and badgers.

#2 Hounds with this specialization are usually built smaller than their larger counterparts to allow them better access to the low burrows of their prey.

#3 The Border Terrier should also be so quick and persistent that he could easily run alongside a horse – he has retained this agility and his pronounced urge to move to this day.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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