So you’re looking to adopt an Border Terrier, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Border Terriers, standing from 11 to 16 inches at the shoulder, are easy to recognize among other small terriers by their unique head shape—the breed has an “otter head,” as fanciers say. Another distinguishing trait is that they are longer in leg than other small terriers. The wire coat can be grizzle and tan, blue and tan, wheaten, or red.Borders are described as “hard as nails” when working, but at home they’re good-tempered, affectionate, and trainable. Borders love exploring outdoors and make fine childhood playmates. Bred to be country dogs, Borders adapt well to city life—as long as they get plenty of exercise. Borders tend to get along with other dogs, but their hunting instincts can be aroused when cats or squirrels cross their path. Admirers of the upbeat and agile Border Terrier cherish their breed’s reputation as a tough, no-frills working terrier. These plucky, happy, and affectionate dogs are popular pets in town and country. The wiry coat is an easy keeper.”
An Border Terrier typically ranges from 30.48cm to 38.1cm in height, and weighs from 5.216312255kg to 7.030681735kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Border Terrier breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Border Terrier insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.