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Border Terrier

Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer


Size Small
Height Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm)Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Weight Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg)Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Colors Blue & Tan Grizzle & Tan Red Wheaten
Origin United Kingdom
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Border Terrier will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are moderately inactive indoors and a small yard is sufficient.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

Border Terriers were bred to hunt and have great vitality and stamina. They need plenty of exercise, which includes a long daily walk.


Moderately Easy Training: The Border Terrier is a fairly quick learner and will excel in agility. However, the more you teach them, the more difficult it may become to teach new tricks. The Border Terrier is eager to please and will respond well to a loving but firm hand when training. It is necessary to exert yourself as a firm pack master from a young age to avoid Small Dog Syndrome.



Grooming Requirements

Moderate Maintenance: The Border Terrier's dense and wiry coat will require stripping 1-2 times per year to remove excess dead hair from the body. They will require weekly brushings and baths only when necessary.


Minimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.



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