His plain brown wrapper hides a cheerful, sensible dog

Vital Stats

Height: 10 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 11 to 15 pounds
Coat: short and wiry
Life span: 12 to 15 years

Summary
This alert, good-natured dog was originally bred to assist in foxhunts, driving foxes out of their hiding places and out into the open for the hounds to chase. He still has a powerful drive to hunt and dig, as well as the energy level that enabled him to keep up with hunters on horseback.

These traits can make him an aggravating pet for some owners; for others, Border Terriers are wonderful companions who play hard and love harder. Full Border Terrier profile on DogTime.com

Tendency to bark or howl:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)