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Border Terrier Pups

Discussion in 'Terrier' started by Tony D, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Tony D

    Tony D New Member Registered

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    Do Border Terriers make good pets?
    Is it better to get 2, we have the room and a large garden and access to large fields for walks
     
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    They make quite good pets - not quite as terrier-ish as some terriers but more so than others. So fairly middle ground for terrier behaviour I'd say. But don't get two unless you have a good understanding of littermate syndrome and know how to prevent it or deal with it.
     
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    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    Two pups can be more than twice the work of one... I think they're cracking little dogs, though some individuals can be more terrorist than terrier - find out all you can about the personalities of the parents. And as always, select a breeder with great care - a good breeder will be grilling you to make sure you're a good home for their pups.
     
  4. Kara 1

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    I would start with one pup and then get another later on ...i personally would always have 2 dogs ....
    Border terriers are lovely dogs and with any breed its how its treated ....
     
  5. Rinkydinkydo

    Rinkydinkydo Well-Known Member Registered

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    I love em, I've had Borders most of my life. I've have them as pets and I've worked them.
    Any questions feel free to ask.
     
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    Just agree with the 'don't get two line'! AND never get litter mates. But I've known some lovely Borders that have made great family pets. They're very smart so need a stimulating life: exercise and training therefore.

    Because terriers are bred to work (i.e kill things) two can form a small pack and become more task orientated, shall we say. Depends what you want them for I guess. :confused:
     

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