This alert, good-natured dog was originally bred to assist in foxhunts, driving foxes out of their hiding places and out into the open for the hounds to chase. He still has a powerful drive to hunt and dig, as well as the energy level that enabled him to keep up with hunters on horseback. These traits can make him an aggravating pet for some owners; for others, Border Terriers are wonderful companions who play hard and love harder.

Watch and learn about Border Terrier dog's key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Border Terrier Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Border Terrier Dog Terrier Dogs 10 inches to 11 inches tall at the shoulder 11 to 15 pounds 12 to 15 years