It should weigh from 12-15 lbs.
This terrier's head is broad in skull and short in fore-face, resembling the otter (one of his most hated foes).
The skin is very distinctive in that it is loose-fitting and extremely thick. The hide of a Border can be grasped and pulled away from his body without making the dog uncomfortable. This tough, but loose-fitting hide helps him in his work and protects him from bites and adversaries.
Different colors of the Border Terrier include blue and tan, grizzle and tan, or just red.
Border Terriers are extremely good companions and love to perform. They are excellent for herding cattle and sheep.
The Border is exceptional when on certain hunts, such as for bear and wolf.
Often, when they hear certain music, they are known to like to sing.
The Border Terrier hails from the North of England, but you can find them in Cumberland, Northumberland and West Moreland as well. Most breeds commmon to the North of England are so closely related that it is difficult to say which descended from which...The Border Terrier may well be the product of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier and the Bedlington Terrier, yet it might have been the ancestor of one of these breeds.
It appears that the breed was known at the end of the 17th Century as a sporting dog. It has been known by it's present name for over 1 Century.
What a great little companion - the Border Terrier!