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These are 10 fun dog facts you should know about the popular Border Terrier breed

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 13/01/2022 David Hepburn

They’re one of the UK’s most popular breeds of dog, but how much do you know about the loving and fun Border Terrier?

a close up of a dog looking at the camera © How much do you know about the adorable Border Terrier breed of dog?

The last 18 months have seen many of us welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club saw dog ownership rise by nearly eight per cent over 2020.

But with 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup.

Those with active lifestyles might want to consider a larger dog, while somebody with allergies will be looking for a hypoallergenic dog.

a dog jumping into the air to catch a frisbee © The Border Terrier is named after the area where is was first developed in the early 18th century - ...

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One dog that often appears at the top of people’s canine wishlists is the Border Terrrier – they were one of the UK’s 12 most popular dog breeds in 2020 and have a range of positive attributes that make them a great family pet.

a dog looking at the camera © While Border Terriers are now mainly beloved family pets, they were originally bred to flush out and...

Here are 10 fun and interesting facts about the breed.

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a large brown dog lying on the ground © The breed has only been known as the Border Terrier since the late 1800s - before then it was referr...

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