August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Border Terrier Dog and Puppy Breed Information
The Border Terrier averages 14 pounds of natural terrier, uncropped, undocked, unclipped, unadorned and unafraid. Easy grooming for the American family, this cobby, well-knit, athletic little dog is a delight to children. The little reddish, grizzled, tan or wheaton colored Border is rugged and adaptable to any situation.
Photo courtesy of Carol Sowders - CH Ketka Gopher Broke & CH Ketka's Hedgehog Blazer


Border Terrier Puppy & Breed Information


See AKC Border Terrier puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders


The weatherproof Border Terrier is one of the oldest in Great Britain.  A true working terrier, he followed fox, eradicated vermin, and always earned his keep.  Up on leg, he can and will follow a horse.  He’s eager to please, easy to keep! 


Border Terrier Coat, Color, Care: This little terrier has a short, rough but close-fitting, wiry, straight coat.  His face is whiskered so the mouth needs daily washing.  Fussy owners can tidy up the head, neck, and feet but the Border Terrier is just fine as he is.


Border Terrier Personality: He’s a terrier, plain and simple.  He’s animated but no-nonsense, well mannered, good with children and other dogs.  Keenly alert for his owner’s voice, innately aware of his surroundings, the Border is as mentally quick as he is physically agile.


Exercise Requirements: Border Terriers thrive on regular outdoor exercise.  A fenced yard will do but a long, investigative walk (kept on a long line to prevent him from going on off his own) will prevent nervous habits such as barking, chewing or licking.


Health Concerns: We can only conclude that the Border Terrier has none or that they are so few that the breed club does not address them.  He is indeed a rugged, natural little dog with natural ears which don’t need much cleaning.  The Border’s eyes are naturally sized and placed so he may be clear for eye problems.  Seizures, allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is not uncommon in any breed but not considered hereditary and are most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects.  A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.


More Border Terrier photos, puppy pictures, the Official Border Terrier Breed Standard, national club information, and Border Terrier puppies for sale from Gold Star Breeders.
Border Terrier AKC Standard
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