Border Terrier in Brief
The Border Terrier Club of America (BTCA) has developed this booklet to help you decide if a Border Terrier (BT) is the right dog for you. No dog is the perfect dog, and all breeds have special characteristics and needs. We think the Border Terrier is the best kind of canine companion and friend, but we know that terrier manners and Border traits are not for everyone. Because of our concern for our little brown friends, we believe it is important that you are well informed about the breed before choosing a Border for yourself and your family. A Border can live successfully in a variety of situations but, unless you are willing and able to provide for his special needs, you will both be unhappy.
Border breeders and owners, like their dogs, are usually friendly. We want you to enjoy your Border, should you choose one. Many breeders suggest you visit a home where there are Borders before you decide. Whether your interest in Borders includes showing in conformation or obedience or having one as a family pet, we feel it is important that you understand what makes a Border a Border. Then, if you decide to own one, you will treasure him for what the breed still is and help us keep him that way.
If you would like to have a Border Terrier in Brief Booklet mailed to you, head over to the BTCA shop. The Border Terrier in Brief Booklet is also available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
Living With A Border Terrier
A Border Terrier is anxious to please Here he is, an eight week old Border Terrier, all joyous, trusting, and dependent for love and life on his new owner. Don't be tempted, because he is so cute, to delay training him until he grows some. There [...]
Why A Border Is Not For Everyone
A Border is not for people who want a dog some of the time. Borders who don't feel part of their family are not happy. Stuck out in a kennel all day, they bark, and their bark is meant to be heard from ten feet underground. Obviously, [...]
A Healthy Border Terrier
As a breed, BT's are generally healthy. A good diet, plenty of exercise, regular grooming, routine veterinary care with the necessary inoculations and a heartworm preventative, should keep a Border in good health. Borders should be fed a measured amount of a high quality dry dog [...]
What makes a Border a Border
...and where did he come from? In the flashy, artfully groomed, and super-charged world of purebred dogs, the BT is the master of understatement. In a show ring full of macho, posturing terriers, he's the little guy in brown that you will rarely notice. Descriptions of [...]
Having Fun With a Border Terrier
Next to food, the thing the Border needs and enjoys most is time with you. Since plenty of exercise is a necessity for Borders, both of these needs can be met with a daily walk. This can be the same twenty minute walk around the block, [...]