on the Border Terrier and its
(Border terrier cross Jack Russell)
I have a jack chi bitch [a jack chi is a
Jack Russell Chihuahua cross
(Pat)] and a border terrier dog. They mated and produced four
pups, each very different! We have just had another litter, this time five. Three
looked like jack chis. They have the wonderful temperament of the border but the
small, fiery will of the jack chi. The other two are like their dad, the bitch is a fair
bit smaller, the dog is the double of his dad. This cross is a fantastic one. They are
gentle, eager to learn and please, and very clean. Sadly, I think two litters is enough
for any bitch, so we won't be breeding any more, even though we have eager homes
waiting from those who met previous pups.
Tash was 4 months old when we got her. We sadly lost our Cocker Spaniel a few
months before and I had noticed my son's asthma getting worse around dogs since
then. A search for a suitable low allergy dog that had a bit of life to it brought
us to Border Terriers. They are the perfect dog for an active family. Tash is now
2 1/2 and full of fun. People still think she is a puppy as she is small for the
breed, but saying that she is very fast. We recently entered her for terrier racing
at a local show and she came 3rd out of about 30 dogs, and had a ball at the same
She is very good at recall and I can let her off the lead most of the time. She
does seem a bit too interested in sheep so has to be put on the lead in fields full
of them, but she has come back when called in a field she got into.
I would recommend this breed to anyone with a family who likes walk. Tash is never
happier than when she is out with the family either on a beach or in the hills.
Never had any trouble with her going down holes but have heard of a few that like to
chase rabbits down them.
We love Tash so much we are thinking of getting another border for her to play with
as we can't borrow the neighbours Westie enough.
I have a 14-week-old Border Terrier named Bodie and I hope to do agility with him
when he is older. He is already using behind our settee as a tunnel and he's
bouncy, so the jumps should certainly be no problem. He's full of energy and I know
he'll love it.
It has been a hard slog as we were both new to agility but we love it and we have our first competition on 28th June
Merlin is our first
border terrier, and he is such good
fun to have. I have found
him easy to train and he really
loves his walks and agility class.
with children, other people, other
dogs, other animals. He just
wants to be
cuddled and loved by all. I
find the more time and energy I can
give to Merlin,
the more I gain back from him.
I'm smitten and would definitely
another in the future.
Mutley is my border x jack!! he is 3...very lovely, protective and friendly...on
the down side....he runs away and chases sheep.. and attacks them!!
I have two border terriers....Louy, he's male and 3 years old and there's Penny,
female and almost 3 years old. Both dogs are a pleasure to have and learn very
quickly but don't always take notice of you as they are quite easily
distracted.....generally by food!
Hello, the Border Terrier is a lovely dog to have it can easily be trained after
you have sorted the distracting stage and bond well in most cases anyway. I would
say to anyone if you want a dog then you should either get this or a Patterdale as
they are both brilliant breeds of terrier although this one is a lot more pretty.
She's great fun to train, but is quite easily sidetracked by other dogs and
(Border terrier/collie cross):
cracking agility dog but was
difficult to keep his concentration
train at first due to him being
Molly is a Border terrier x jack
russell, and loves agility! But
beware of the 'border terrier sulks'
- you know about it when they aren't
pleased with you!
Stella (Border Terrier Jack Russell Cross)
needs to concentrate a little more
but she is only 9 months old at
Get the silly stage over and done
with, and you can have a fine
agility dog with a Border Terrier
(Patterdale terrier X border
Jack is a rescue dog from the Dogs
Trust. I decided that agility would
focus that terrier energy!