About Border Terriers -
These rough ‘tweedy’ coated working terriers hail from the area between England and Scotland, historically known as the Scottish Marches, now called the Border Country. It is a dramatic hilly landscape of sweeping valleys, heather moorland and green forests where 18th century farmers and shepherds, in need of some help to control the local fox and vermin population, started breeding Border Terriers.
With its distinctive head shape like a otter and their ‘salt and pepper’ whiskery faces, the Border has won the hearts of many including the pop star Elton John, the tennis player, Andy Murray, the comedian David Walliams and the chairman of the Kennel Club, Professor Dean, who has 12! They have incredible stamina and are game for any challenge.