Are border terriers affectionate?

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The affectionate nature of border terriers is one of their most outstanding characteristics. The intelligence and curiosity of the breed also knows no bounds, so they are always willing to learn new tricks! Border terriers love life in a house with a garden, but if you can’t give them that then they will be just as happy in an apartment.

If your lifestyle means that you’re outdoors for much of the day however, then there’s no reason why your border terrier can’t come along too! Border terriers are sociable dogs who will get on well with children or other pets. They are quite capable of standing up for themselves against any potential threat though, even if it is another dog – which makes them excellent watchdogs too.

Do Border Terriers like to cuddle?

You will find that border terriers adore cuddles and will always be up for a pat! They are affectionate dogs who can also be very sweet around children. As such, they make perfect pets for those with young families. However, you should remember that both adults and children need to show your border terrier plenty of respect as any child or adult who is rough could easily cause injury to a small dog like a border terrier ( Read more about What to Expect From a 2-Year-Old Border Terrier ).

Do Border Terriers bark a lot?

Border terriers love having a job to do, which can result in them barking more than other breeds might. Luckily though, you can train your dog not to let his yapping get out of hand – especially if it’s an issue because neighbours complain about the barking.

Do Border Terriers like to play?

Border terriers are highly intelligent dogs who love to be entertained! They also have bundles of energy, making them ideal companions for those who love taking part in dog sports. As border terriers are so active by nature though, they will need lots of regular exercise to keep them occupied!

Can I take my border terrier on holiday with me?

Border terriers adore travelling and most adapt very well to new surroundings. They have a remarkable ability to get along with just about anyone – even complete strangers. However, if you want your trip away from home with your pet border terrier to run smoothly then it’s important that you familiarise him or her with any travel arrangements well in advance.

Are border terriers easy to train?

Border terriers are incredibly intelligent dogs who pick up tricks and commands very quickly indeed. In general, border terriers make great companions who will listen to their owners and follow instructions on a daily basis without fail (Find out more about why some people prefer a border terrier). They do have an independent streak sometimes though, but this can be overcome with patient training from a young age!

Is a Border Terrier a good first dog?

Border terriers are great companions for those who have never considered themselves to be “dog people” before and their affectionate natures means that they will adore you as much as you adore them! They can be a little stubborn at times, but with the right training from an early age this trait can be reduced significantly. Border terriers love to please their owners and nothing makes them happier than when they finally get something right!

Are Border Terriers needy?

Border terriers are independent dogs who don’t need constant attention from their owners. They are loving and affectionate at times, but also enjoy having time to themselves too! As such, they are the perfect fit for those with busy lifestyles that might not have huge amounts of spare time on their hands.

Do Border Terriers shed a lot?

Border terriers do shed quite heavily throughout spring and autumn, so you will need to be prepared for this! If your border terrier is “hypoallergenic” then it won’t produce as much dander as other breeds of dog, which makes it ideal for people who suffer from allergies.

How long does a border terrier live?

The average life expectancy of a border terrier is between 13 and 16 years, which is above the average of most breeds. As with any breed of dog though, this can vary depending on how well they are looked after and if any serious illnesses or diseases run in the family.

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Tony K.

Tony K.

I got our Border 3 years ago "for my daughter" and this bundle of joy became a beloved member of our family, so I thought why not share the love!

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I got our Border 3 years ago “for my daughter” and this bundle of joy became a beloved member of our family, so I thought why not share the love!

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