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Border terriers

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by tofo, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. tofo

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    Anyone with an opinion of border terrier dogs

    Child friendly or otherwise please

    Thanks in advance

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  2. TheBig1

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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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  3. Janine

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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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  4. tofo

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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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  5. Armytwowheels

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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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  6. gromit

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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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  7. tofo

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    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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  8. Mrs Bluemooner

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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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  9. Larby

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    Border Terrier

    There are 2 in the fields that we walk. One of them is cute and friendly and the other mouths off at my Alfie.
    He just stands, looks and thinks "whatever".
    They do seem like happy little dogs and most are fine I have found.
    Not sure about child friendly, but if you want a child friendly dog, then my opinion would be biased toward a certain breed !

    But it's your choice...................
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  10. rangitira

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    Never owned one meself but, one of me neighbours had one, whenever he had visitors "Bin" would come over , through the shelter Belts and stay with us until they went.
    That was "case 1"

    "Wombat" is a rescue dog, He is one of the "OUTSIDE Dogs" at the Farm, he's as mad as a cut snake, rushing here and there, chewing bloody great rocks, BUT, if you ignore his antics, he settles down and becomes a "normal" dog, We would willingly take him on, BUT he get travel sick, and that doesn't suit us at our time of life
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  11. bobandjane

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    Nothing wrong with Border Terriers, though I always prefer a crossbreed, generally speaking fewer health problems. How about, rather than encouraging profiting breeders (OK so you may not be looking at a puppy but it reads like that) you go to a rescue centre? You can meet a slightly older puppy or an adult dog who you WILL have the opportunity to find out what it is really like. Not all have been mistreated or have problems from that even if they have. If you are more confident in choosing, check out the private ads for rehoming, our Izzy was on Preloved and at 10 and a half months we became her 4th owners. Great little girl. Our daughter's Border Collie was six months, lovely dawg. A neighbour recently rehomed a youngster possibly Corgi / Dachshund and something mix, proving to be a delight. I would also add that, personal opinion, having one dog is generally better than two. have had two dogs at one time before and it has always been OK but one is better, especially if you spend a lot of time with them. I expect you will see me with a pack next time! Eat my hat :Rofl1: Jane
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  12. jaygee

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    Child friendly dog ? -- I would thoroughly recommend a cocker Spaniel:thumb:
    Has them for years & years as has all my family members and never had one that was snappy or bad tempered but then had always had them from puppies, don't think i'd ever go for a rescue dog if children were involved, would want to see dogs parents etc.. you never really know what's happened to a rescue dog.
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  13. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We have 2 . Ruby nearly 16 ,and Buster 4.
    The only time they go to the vets is for their yearly jab. Very hardy healthy dogs. Our eldest got savaged as a year old pup , by 2 Labradors so can be a bit tempremental. But only if the other dog is agressive . The young one is great with all dogs. But if he's threatened by one he will respond accordingly , he is a dog after all. They are not yappy dogs. But that's because we've not let them become yappy. Both very obedient , loyal , happy dogs. Love to walk for miles , but happy with just a quick walk too. Love to be around people and kids. But again I'm talking about ours , each one , like a person, can be so different.
    We would have another, infact they are better in pairs. :Smile:
    I too would not have a rescue dog , with children.
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  14. TheBig1

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    not all rescue dogs are truly "rescue" cases, as most come in from family situations or relationship breakdown. I know as we ran our area SBT rescue for years. some super dogs get put into rescue/rehoming through absolutely no fault of their own. a good rescue centre will give you chapter and verse on the dog's temperament and history. they also will not home an unknown dog to a family with children.

    there really are some perfect dogs out there, but always supervise any interaction between dogs and children for the sake of both. I recall one request to us for a really friendly staffie that is good with children and wont bite if it gets hurt. the guy told me his kids are very boisterous and would hit and kick their previous dog so wanted another that would put up with it and still wag its tail. guess what I told him? well I hope he liked sex and travel. theres far more bad owners than there are truly bad dogs. they are a product of their environment and need love and understanding regardless of breed
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  15. bobandjane

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    THANK YOU !
    I was just about to start another thread, I was so cross! We may as well say all dogs that need a new home are EXTRA DANGEROUS and just DESTROY them. The fact they that need new homes most often because of death, divorce, disease, debt and pure dumbness would not be taken into account by many people it would seem.
    It has already been said by many that they would be careful with any mixture of dog and children, good idea, why starting with a puppy from a breeder would guarantee that you end up with the dog you would really love is beyond me. Even if it did not turn out that that puppy had a quirk in it's nature that meant it was less than perfect, how about that incident / accident where your dog gets traumatised, do you then get rid of it just in case? No. Jane :Sad:
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  16. Larby

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    Well done, perhaps they were mistaking DOG and FOOTBALL??
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  17. tofo

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    Well folks the search may be called off

    While looking through a website

    A little doggy face peeped out from amongst

    The rest of the adverts

    He's part shit zu and the rest chiwauwauwa

    Looks like a mini jack Russell terrier

    At the moment he lives with a rehoming person

    along with 14-16 varying puppy's and adult dogs

    Not up the front not at the back

    But likes the middle ground he had probs as a pup

    Serious worms they were advised to put him to sleep

    But was nursed to full strength so he's socialised with other dogs

    Has socialised with little children chipped and wormed inoculated

    And ready to go.

    Rehomer wouldn't let him go

    till second visit to give us time To change our mind !!!!!!

    so maybe next week new best buddy

    We will see

    Thanks for all your replies :thumb:

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  18. tofo

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    I can never understand the mentality of people

    That think any animal is put on this earth

    as a human plaything to abuse at will

    No time for cruelty at all

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  19. Armytwowheels

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    Fantastic, looking forward to seeing some pics when you get him home.
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  20. TheBig1

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    great news,, hope you spend many happy years together and enjoy many adventures :thumb:
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