Border Terrier

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A border terrier is a small breed of dog with a rough group. It was originally bred to hunt vermin and fox as well as being used to hunt otters and badgers. They were bred from Dandie Dinmont Terriers and Bedlington Terriers. The Border terrier takes its name from region where it came from being the border between England and Scotland.

They are affectionate, well tempered obedient, alert and fearless. They tend to get on fine with other dogs, however if they do take a dislike to another dog they will start a fight and can be difficult to stop. Activity wise these dogs will adapt to the owner, so they do not necessarily demand a lot of exercise but are happy to get some. This breed does like company and is not suited to be being left alone for long periods. Border terriers are not task oriented dogs, but their love of people and even temper makes them an ideal therapy dog for children and elderly.