Temperament and Behavior

Border Terriers are very active and sometimes strong willed or obstreperous. They do shed and do need grooming, so they are not hypoallergenic. Generally, they get along well with other dogs and tolerate cats, if raised with them. Smaller pets must be protected or they will not survive!


Most Border Terriers enjoy kids and play well with them. Very young children often don’t understand boundaries, however, so NABTW does not place rescue dogs with families who have children under five years old. Whether snuggling with their people or proving themselves at work and play, it’s all the same to Borders. They make life fun!

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