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Old 21-06-2013, 20:05   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone with an opinion of border terrier dogs

Child friendly or otherwise please

Thanks in advance

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Old 21-06-2013, 20:38   #2 (permalink)
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dependant on how they are treated as puppies, they can be snappy little gits. however like all terriers they have loads of character and can make superb companions.

with all dogs you get out what you put in...show them love and they will show it back. always supervise any contact between dogs and children as you cant always trust children not to provoke or hurt the dog
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I agree. It's the individual dog rather than the breed.

My cocker spaniel was mistreated by a young child when he was a puppy and can be very temperamental around children even now, 10 years later.
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Thing is we had a rehomed cocker for twelve years

Was never happy with visitors

But fine with family .

We then had two jack Russell terrier crosses

Brother and sister for 10&11 years
She had a few problems after brothers loss
Including loosing one eye and going blind.

They were not bought up with children

And we're not happy in their company

I'm informed we are probably in need of a dog Soon

it's probably going to be a smaller breed

certainly Not larger than a cocker size

Just needs a lot of thought before a lifetime commitment

If you know what I mean

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I know two border terriers, my own and my friends and both are lovely with children and people of all ages, not always so good with other dogs though. They have there doggy circle of friends and not always interested in others. They make great companions and are tough little dogs. Will go all day up hill and down dale, from 8 hours walking in the lakes or just an amble along a towpath. But on the days you feel lazy they are just has happy to curl up on your lap or in front of the fire.
Great motorhome dogs too as they are small and easy to pick up.
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Anyone with an opinion of border terrier dogs

Child friendly or otherwise please

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there the best dog in the world look at me am a fine example as long as you treat them right from a puppy there great although the bitchs can be very nasty so a boy will be perfect but they need loads of loving
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there the best dog in the world look at me am a fine example as long as you treat them right from a puppy there great although the bitchs can be very nasty so a boy will be perfect but they need loads of loving
Strange you say that I always assumed the lady of the breed

To be the more docile

Thinking back though my little avatar/dog was sharper than her brother
And they were jack Russell crosses

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Lovely little dogs, had one for about 12 years. Bit yappy but loyal and great with kids... Would recommend.
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