The Border Terrier is a small British dog developed to hunt with Foxhounds. They were especially valued for their ability to kill small predators that threatened farm animals in the English countryside. This dog stands about 10 inches tall and it usually weighs between 11.5 and 15.5 pounds. It has a short coarse coat that comes in a variety of colors including blue and tan, red, grizzle and tan, and wheaten.
To care for this breed you will want to brush their coats and bathe them as needed. When debris gets caught in their coat you will want to remove it as soon as possible to prevent matting and skin irritation. They are an active dog so you will need to provide them with a lot of opportunities to get exercise. Going for walks, playing fetch, and offering them secure locations to run free will help to keep your Border Terrier happy, healthy, and out of trouble.