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Kelty, Fife
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Border Terrier Dogs & Puppies for Sale

Border Terriers are known for their bold spirits and affectionate nature. However, choosing a Border Terrier puppy or adult dog requires thoughtful planning -read our guide to buying and rehoming a dog safely for more information.

What are the characteristics of a Border Terrier?

Border Terriers, with their scruffy coats and bright, keen eyes, pack a lot of personality into a small package. Theyre known for their fearless and hardy nature, originally bred to assist in fox hunts by keeping up with horses and flushing foxes out of their dens. Today, these traits make them excellent companions for active families. Theyre incredibly intelligent, making training a rewarding experience, though their strong-willed nature can sometimes test patience.

AreBorder Terriers a good choice for families?

Border Terriers are well-loved for their energetic personality, intelligence, and adaptability, making them an excellent addition to an active household. They are generally good with children and other dogs

Are there any downsides to owning a Border Terrier?

The Border Terriers adventurous spirit can sometimes lead to mischief. Their strong prey drive means theyll need a securely fenced garden or close supervision outdoors to keep them safe. While their wiry coat is relatively low-maintenance, it does need regular grooming to keep it in top condition, including hand stripping a couple of times a year. And while theyre generally robust little dogs, they can be prone to certain health issues like heart problems and hip dysplasia. Their need for regular, vigorous exercise and mental stimulation means theyre not the best fit for those looking for a more laid-back pet.

How much does a Border Terrier puppy cost?

The cost of a Border Terrier puppy in the UK can vary significantly based on location, the dogs lineage, and whether the puppy has been health-screened and vaccinated. Generally, prices range from £3800 to over £31,200. You'll need to account for not only the initial purchase price but also ongoing expenses like food, vet visits, and training.

How long do Border Terriers typically live?

Border Terriers have an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. With proper care, regular vet check-ups, and a healthy lifestyle, some Border Terriers can live even longer than their expected lifespan.

Are there any common health issues I should be aware of?

Border Terriers are relatively healthy, but like all breeds, they are prone to certain health conditions, including Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome (CECS), hip dysplasia, and heart problems. If you're speaking to an owner on Gumtree about rehoming a puppy or dog, ask about the health of the animal and the results of any tests that have been carried out.

How much grooming do Border Terriers need?

Border Terriers have a wiry coat that needs regular grooming to maintain its condition. Unlike many breeds, their coat needs hand-stripping twice a year to remove dead hair and promote new growth - this can either be done at home, or with the help of a professional groomer. Regular brushing and occasional baths will keep them looking their best.

Is a Border Terrier the right dog for me if I have a small living space?

Border Terriers are versatile and can adapt well to various living situations, including flats and small homes, as long as they get adequate exercise. They are relatively active indoors, and will need regular walks and playtime to satisfy their energy levels.

How often should I exercise my Border Terrier?

Border Terriers are lively and need daily physical activity to stay healthy and happy. A minimum of an hour of exercise each day, including walks, play sessions, and opportunities for off-lead running in a secure area, is recommended.

How can I find a Border Terrier to rehome?

Gumtree offers a selection of Border Terrier listings, from puppies to adult dogs. We recommend exploring our listings and contacting the owners to find out more about the animal. Ask about the dog's health, temperament, and background to ensure a perfect fit for your lifestyle.

Gumtree takes animal welfare seriously. To protect pets sold online our listings comply with the Pet Advertising Advisory Group's minimum standards.

Are there similar breeds I might consider?

If Border Terriers appeal to you but you're looking at other options, consider breeds like Cairn Terriers, Jack Russells, or even Westies. These breeds share some traits with Border Terriers, such as a high energy level and a strong personality, but they may have different grooming needs and temperaments.

Explore our listings to find a Border Terrier puppy or dog for sale.