Border Terrier

USD $1200-$1400 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 92
Origin England Scotland
Other Names Munchener, Munich Schnauzer, Riesenschnauzer, Russian Bear Schnauzer
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1400
How much does it cost to purchase a Border Terrier?
The price of a Border Terrier will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $1200 to $1400 per Border Terrier if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Border Terrier through a shelter.
Size Small
Weight Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg),
Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg)
Height Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm),
Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Purpose fox bolting, ratting
Date of Origin 1700s
Ancestry Bedlington terrier, Dandie dinmont terrier

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Rough
Coat Colors Blue, Grizzle, Red, Tan, Wheaten
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brindle, Cream, Gray, Red
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Alert, Caring, Fearless, Intelligent, Obedient, Outright, Tempered, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Cryptorchidism, Heart Murmurs, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Malocclusions, Patellar Luxation, Pulmonic Stenosis, Seizures
Hypoallergenic Yes
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $1.00 - $1.25
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Border Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Border Terrier is a small, sturdy breed of dog that originated in the border country between England and Scotland. They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and friendly nature. The Border Terrier has a distinctive appearance with its short legs, long body, and wiry coat. They come in a variety of colors including black and tan, red and white, grizzle and tan, wheaten blue or wheaten red.

The average lifespan of the Border Terrier is 12 to 15 years. They typically weigh between 11 to 16 pounds (5 to 7 kg) with males being slightly larger than females. The height at the shoulder ranges from 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 cm).

Border Terriers have an outgoing personality that makes them great family pets. They are very loyal and affectionate towards their owners but can be wary of strangers at first. With proper socialization they can become very friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals in the household.

Border Terriers have an active temperament which makes them great companions for outdoor activities such as hiking or running around in the park. They also enjoy playing games such as fetch or tug-of-war which helps keep them mentally stimulated when indoors.

The health of the Border Terrier is generally good but they may be prone to certain genetic conditions such as hip dysplasia or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma so regular checkups with your veterinarian are recommended for early detection of any potential issues.

Border Terriers have a high level of adaptability which makes them suitable for both city living or rural life depending on your lifestyle preferences. As long as they get plenty of exercise they will do well in either environment although it’s important to remember that these dogs need plenty of mental stimulation too so make sure you provide plenty of toys and activities for them when indoors!

Overall, Border Terriers make wonderful pets due to their intelligence, loyalty, friendliness towards people and other animals alike plus their adaptability level means they can fit into almost any lifestyle!


The Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated breed of dog of the terrier type. The Border Terrier is bred to hunt foxes and other vermin. It is a versatile working terrier, capable of hunting on any terrain.

The Border Terrier was first bred in the Scottish Borders region in the 19th century. The breed almost became extinct due to the decline in popularity of fox hunting. However, the breed was saved by a few dedicated breeders and became popular again in the mid-20th century.

The ancestry of the Border Terrier is unknown, but it is thought to be a cross between the Old English White Terrier and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. The breed was first recognized as a distinct breed in 1885 by the Kennel Club (UK).

The Border Terrier is a popular pet dog in many countries, especially in the UK and USA. It is also used as a working dog on farms and estates.