Breed Health

borderterrier-healthWelcome to ilovemyborderterrier Pet Care Articles your online source for pet information and animal care tips.

At ilovemyborderterrier we understand that Border Terriers are a big part of your family and we strive to help in anyway we can when it comes to their health and wellbeing. On this page you will find over 50 articles professionally written and updated by practice experts to bring you the most up-to-date and high quality information.

We hope the information provides you with essential information on how to properly care for you pet and help you find all the expert advice you need to ensure you have a healthy Border Terrier all year round.

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    Top 10 facts about the Border Terrier

    If you’re a fan of this breed, these intriguing facts should be of interest to you. Enjoy! Border Terriers have a double thickness coat This double coat protects them from the elements and sheds a small amount. It’s described as being “wiry”. To keep the coat in good condition, a special technique called “stripping” is…   Read More »

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    Looking after an elderly Border Terrier

    Do you have a Border Terrier that’s in his elderly years? You may have noticed your little dog slowing down recently or sprouting a few grey hairs. If this is the case, you need to be ready to make life more comfortable for your dog. Here are some useful tips for looking after a senior…   Read More »

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    Health problems in Border Terriers

    The Border Terrier is, in general, a sturdy, healthy little dog. However, like all breeds, there are certain health conditions which can be inherited in this breed. Here are the major ones to familiarise yourself with. Hip dysplasia Most dog breeds have a risk of developing this genetically inherited hip problem. It happens when the…   Read More »

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    Grooming a Border Terrier

    Border Terriers have a rough haired coat which needs special attention from time to time in order to look and feel its best. If you prefer not to spend money on professional grooming services, don’t worry – here are some useful techniques you can try at home. Brushing your Border Terrier About once a week,…   Read More »

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    Common mistakes made by Border Terrier owners

    Apart from the usual doggy habits of jumping up and barking, BorderTerriers can sometimes misbehave in other ways. If this is the case, it is almost always the fault of the owner, and you will need to honestly ask yourself what is causing it. Here are some common mistakes you should avoid: Reacting to bad…   Read More »

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    Choosing a Border Terrier

    Now that you’ve decided that the Border Terrier is the breed for you, it’s time to make some important decisions. You’ll need to well informed when it comes to choosing both your breeder and your puppy. Here are some tips for making the right choices. Choosing a Border Terrier breeder The right choice of breeder…   Read More »

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    Border Terrier History

    Have you fallen in love with the Border Terrier? If so, you’ll want to know all about this spirited little dog and where he came from. Here is a brief history of the breed. A British dog The Border Terrier is from the British Isles and the breed was first developed in the 18th century….   Read More »

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    Border Terrier FAQs

    Have you got some burning questions about the Border Terrier? Here are the answers you’ve been looking for. What are some of the behavioural problems Border Terriers come with? Coming from the Terrier family, Border Terriers have a few behavioural traits which they are known for. Digging is one of them. These little dogs were…   Read More »

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    Border Terrier Behaviour

    The Border Terrier is a spirited, plucky little dog that is usually well behaved when raised well from puppyhood. However, bad breeding, instinctual urges and a lack of knowledge in the owner can result in these little dogs developing certain behavioural problems. Here are the most common ones to expect. Digging and escaping The Border…   Read More »

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    Are you the right person for a Border Terrier?

    The Border Terrier is a sturdy, endearing little dog, but before you choose one over hundreds of other breeds out there, be sure to do your research. Here are the major signs this breed might be right for you. You want a small dog, but not a lapdog The Border Terrier is a fantastic size…   Read More »

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