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Breed: Border Terrier
Country of Origin: England and Scotland
AKC Group: Terrier
Function: Drive predatory foxes from their dens and kill them
Life Span: 15 or more years
Appearance: Small
Color: Red, blue & tan, tan, and grizzle & tan
Coat Type: Coarse
Grooming: Weekly brushings and a twice a year professional grooming
Height: 11-16 inches
Weight: 11-16 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: Yes/no
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Dogs only, preferably the opposite sex
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Happy
Home Environment: Small fenced yard is good enough
Best Owner: Has time to spend with
Potential Problems:  
Physical: Insensitive to pain and shows few signs of illness, so the owner should watch this breed's health carefully
Recommendations: Do not leave this dog home alone all day! Chases after small animals.