Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Border Terrier

Border Terrier
Border Terrier
The Border Terrier was developed in the hills between the north of England and the south of Scotland. The breed's character and shape evolved from its use with Foxhound packs and by the shepherds to guard the sheep and lambs against foxes. It was important that the hunt terrier got on well with the hounds and other terriers and had enough sense to keep out of trouble with the pack and the horses.

Contrary to popular belief, Border Terriers did not run with the hounds, but followed the horses and had to be prepared to go to ground and keep the fox at bay for as long as was necessary.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

These courageous dogs usually live up 14 years, but with good care and attention and a sound diet Border Terriers can live up to 16 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

There is nothing small about the Border Terrier except its physical size – it is essentially a big dog in a little dog's frame. By nature these dogs are well behaved and reasonably prepared to do the right thing. However, they do not have the instant response to command like a gundog or Border Collie, preferring to do things in their own time!

They are sensitive and companionable by nature but not overly demonstrative, liking to keep near their owner or at least keep a close eye on what is going on. Most Border Terriers are good with children, but, as with all dogs, children must be taught to respect their pet, particularly when it is sleeping or eating.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Border Terriers are generally good with other breeds of dog, but need to be brought up with cats and other pets.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Border Terriers have a rough double coat that needs to be stripped free of dead hair about twice a year. Most pet owners can easily do this. Brushing with a good stiff brush is recommended, along with bathing as required.

Please take note:
Although Border Terriers will rarely start a fight, they will not back off in a confrontation.

IDEAL OWNERS

Families with older children and active older people.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided the Border Terrier is the dog for you and you don’t mind owning a dog that will do things in "its own good time", then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Chris and Jan Clinton Witby VIC Contact
Peter Anne Chevaun & Mathew Smith Chanpema SA Contact
Dee Patterson Stormvale SA Contact
Kellie Mooney sweetrij QLD Contact
Lisa McGinn Lisgar TAS Contact
Gaela Tolley Bohunt VIC Contact
ron & mary williams willbeauette NSW Contact
Ian & Brenda Saint Hilbren SA Contact
Louise Beverley Fernbrook VIC Contact
Tegan Whalan Leema SA Contact
Candice pridham Alfirin SA Contact
Roxanne Crowe JARRAHMINIS WA Contact
Lisa McGinn Lisgar TAS Contact
Greg Lamb Chanwan NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)