My kennel has been established for over 20 years and had its roots in the United Kingdom. I strive to breed a Border Terrier meeting all the confirmation, temperament
and health standards which make this natural undocked breed, so distinctive. All puppies are home reared and very well handled and socialised, to enable them to comfortably handle either a life in the show ring or in a family home.
terriers have been represented in 19 countries, over the years, as show dogs or family pets. While having a rural property we downsized in 2010 with only 2 House Dogs with us, my show dogs are with family members & close friends and never kenneled. We
thank these supportive people for enabling me to continue showing the breed and have the dogs so well cared for.
We will be only breeding now once a year and will save the few precious litters for replacement show pups and there will be limited
numbers for Pet Puppies. We make no apologies for screening where these will be placed and you must:
* be a home owner
* have someone home much
of the day
* have excellent secure fencing
* be prepared to attend Puppy Preschool
* be able to afford any Vet Bills that can sometimes be expensive
* Desex your Puppy by 8 months at the latest
* will register puppy with your Council
& transfer the M/Chip to yourself
* will keep in touch with us and return the puppy to us if your circumstances change
Please contact me via the
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It was in the Cheviot Hills near the border of England and Scotland that the Border Terrier was first bred. The breed is possibly one of the oldest types of terriers in Great Britain. The farmers had problems with foxes killing their
stock and the Border Terrier worked alongside them to drive the fox out of their dens and kill them. They were small enough to follow a fox into the ground but big enough to keep up with the horses. The dogs were often not fed by the farmers in hopes it would
make their prey drive even higher and they had to hunt to survive. Along with fox they hunted otters, marten, the fierce badger, mice and rats. Today while the Border Terrier is mostly a companion dog, he can still serve as a fine farm dog, helping to control
vermin. The Border Terrier was recognized by the British Kennel Club in 1920 and by the American Kennel Club in 1930. Some of the Border Terrier's talents include: hunting, tracking, watchdog, agility, competitive obedience and performing tricks.
The Border Terrier is a small, medium-boned sturdy dog. The shoulders and body are narrow. The space between the eyes is relatively wide. The muzzle is short and usually dark, with a slight, moderately broad stop. The nose is black.
The teeth are strong with a scissor OR level bite. The small ears are V-shaped, set on the side of the head, dropping forward close to the cheeks and are usually dark in color. The medium-sized eyes are dark in color. The front legs are straight and not too
heavy. The medium-sized tail is thicker at the base and tapers. Border Terriers have a short, dense, wiry double coat that comes in red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten. There may be a small amount of white on the chest.
The Border Terrier is an alert, bold little hunter. Very agile, it is
willing to squeeze through a narrow space to capture any quarry that may be on the other side. Lively, they enjoy playing with children. Affectionate, mild-mannered dogs that aim to please their owners makes them easy to train. This sturdy, scruffy, little
terrier is a good watchdog, and may bark, but is not aggressive. Be sure to socialise them well. Puppies should be made accustomed to loud noises while they are still young to avoid excessive timidity. Puppies and adolescent Border Terriers are very active,
but will mellow as adults provided they get plenty of exercise. Border Terriers like to dig; it is a good idea to install additional reinforcements along the bottom of fences. Good with family cats if socialized with them, however this hunting terrier has
strong instincts and should not be trusted with pets such as rodents, birds and cats. Be sure you are always your dog’s firm, confident, consistent pack leader.