Border Terrier Dog
Category: Terrier Dogs
Facts about Border Terrier Dog, "Scientific name for Border Terrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Border Terrier Dog as the name suggest, originates from the Scottish borders. Originally bred as fox and vermin hunters, the Border Terrier Dog is a small, medium-boned robust dog. Because its personality and character is rooted to the outdoors, the Border Terrier Dog is quite an active dog who requires plenty of exercises. With his dark hazel, wide spread eyes, and the narrow body, the disposition of the Border Terrier Dog is just the same as those of Bedlington Terriers and Patterdale Terriers. Border Terrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Border Terrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Border Terrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Border Terrier Dogs eye protected and moist. Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Body, Color And Shape
Although it is a small dog, Border Terrier Dogs body is well built, having strong bones and muscular body. The teeth are firmly held to the jaw while its dark muzzle lying below the black nose, is short with a slightly broad stop. Border Terrier Dogs black ears are usually set on the side of the head. They are v-shaped, small and they always seem to drop forward to the cheeks. The average height for the male Border Terrier Dog is 13 to 16 inches (33 to 40.6 cm). The average height of the female Border Terrier Dog is 11 to 14 inches (28 to 35.6 cm). The average weight of the males is 13 to 16 pounds (5.9 to 7.3 kg). The average weight of the females is 12 to 14 pounds is (5.4 to 6.4 kg)
Border Terrier Dog have light; straight front legs with a tail that is thicker at the base and tappers all the way to the tip. Border Terrier Dog have a double coat, which is dense and wiry coming in red, wheaten, blue and tan or tan colors. Some may also have white spots on the chest.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Border Terrier Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Border Terrier Dogs they have 42 teeth. When puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Border Terrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Border Terrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Border Terrier Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Border Terrier Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
If you are looking for an agile, bold as well as an alert hunter, then Border Terrier Dog should be your choice. They are easy with children as they are always affectionate with fairly good manners. Even though, the Border Terrier Dog isn’t so aggressive, he is a good watchdog. The Border Terrier Dog likes digging and hence you may opt to install additional reinforcements to your fences or electric collars. They cannot be trusted with non-canine animals such as rabbits, pigs and birds.
Nonetheless, Border Terrier Dog are cat friendly and ready to socialize. They have independent thinking with even temperament making them good therapy dogs often used to lead the blind and the deaf. They are normally trained on command.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Border Terrier Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Border Terrier Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Border Terrier Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Health And Care
The number one heath problems amongst Border Terrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Border Terrier Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Border Terrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Border Terrier Dogs are prone to Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome, which is a serious hereditary health problem to these dogs. They may also contract cataracts, hip dysplasia, perthes disease and seizure. Otherwise, the Border Terrier Dog is a tough breed which maintains a healthy life if kept under the recommended conditions including diet and shelter.
Average body temperature for a Border Terrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Border Terrier Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Border Terrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Border Terrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Border Terrier Dogs wiry outer coat needs to be brushed on a weekly basis while frequent check on his ears and eyes is advisable.
If purchasing a Border Terrier Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
In 1920 the British Kennel Club recognized the Border Terrier Dog. In 1930 the (AKC) American Kennel Club recognized the Border Terrier Dog.
Border Terrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Border Terrier Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.