The Breed

The Border Terrier belongs to the “Terrier” breed group, meaning they were originally bred for hunting and killing vermin such as mice and rats. “Terrier” came from the latin word “Terra”, meaning earth, and they are a very hardy selection of dogs that have been here for hundreds of years, being well portrayed since the middle ages by various authors and artists.

Breed Standards are guidelines from the UK Kennel Club that describe ideal characteristics of a breed, to include colour, temperament, and that they are fit to function.