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Border Terrier

 

 

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Border Terrier puppy

 "Roxy"

Border Terrier adult
Ch Wimberway's Border Top Secret TD, TDX, AgiV, AgIJV
"Wok"

Once known as the Coquetdale Terrier, the "modern" Border Terrier takes his name from the Border counties of northern England and southern Scotland.  

For centuries, terriers fitting the description of the Border were in use by shepherds, farmers and huntsmen who wanted a game terrier with sufficient leg to follow a horse in the rugged hill country but small enough to be able to go to ground after marauding hill foxes. 

Courageous enough to kill his quarry in the den or bolt him from his lair, the Border Terrier is yet able to fit in comfortably at home when work was done.

Excellent hunters, today's Border Terriers can still do the job for which they were bred. They also do very well in obedience, earthdog tests, flyball, and agility, and have been very successful as therapy dogs as well as making good all-round family companions.

Border Terriers stand approximately 12-15 inches high at the shoulder, and have short, hard, wiry coats in shades of red, grizzle, tan, blue and tan, or wheaten over a dense undercoat. This double coat and his thick, loose pelt protect him from unpleasant weather and and his quarry's sharp teeth! Their coats do require some grooming to keep the dog looking tidy and matt-free. Border Terriers should be regularly brushed and stripped but not clipped.

Like most terriers, the Border Terrier has been described as a "big dog personality in a small dog body"! An excellent family pet, the Border Terrier enjoys swimming and gets along well with other dogs. Bright, perky, active, and affectionate, this breed is a naturally curious and effective watch dog. Border Terriers will investigate any sound and will chase anything that moves!  

Generations of breeding have produced a good natured dog but one of fearless determination when "on the job". The Border Terrier dog is extremely active and agile, and is happily content at home or in the field. He has a high energy level and needs lots of exercise including a daily walk.

 
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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Sandy Briggs, Wimberway
Ontario 




 

British Columbia

Kennel/Website

Kelly Greir
8753 Brouwer Place
Chemainus, BC   V0R 1K0
(250) 324-5771
Email:
mysticgold@shaw.ca

Mysticgold

 

Alberta

Kennel/Website

Monica Eisner
284 Prestwick Heights SE
Calgary, AB  T2Z 4K3
(403) 257-2797
Email:
mail@otterburnborderterriers.com

Otterburn


Bev Embley
112 Douglas Ridge Close SE
Calgary, AB  T2Z 2M3
(403) 720-5597
Email:
bev@zealouskennels.com

Zealous



Ontario

Kennel/Website

Sandy Briggs
Wimberway Kennels and Farm
RR#4
Powassan, ON   P0H 1Z0
(705) 724-2676
Email:
sandy@wimberway.com

Wimberway Kennels


Vic and Maureen Burrell
9397 Pike Lake Road, RR#1
Harriston, ON   N0G 1Z0
(519) 338-5001
Email:
braemar@wightman.ca

Braemar



Quebec

Kennel/Website

Daničle Trottier
St-Apollinaire,  QC    G0S 2E0
Email: info@borderterrier-terriland.com

Terriland


Pam Dyer
3685 Montee 4ieme Rang
Ste-Marie-Madeleine, QC  J0H 1S0
(450) 584-3951
Email:
jansim1980@qmail.com

Jansim Reg'd

 
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Rescue

Canadian Border Terrier Welfare 
Pam Dyer, English
(450) 584-3951
Jocelyne Tasse-Durocher, francais
(450) 641-0941

North American Border Terrier Welfare

 

Did you know?


The star of the 
Harry Potter movies, 
Daniel Radcliffe 
has two Border Terriers,
named Binka and Nugget. 

 

 
 

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