Definition of Border terrier in English:

Border terrier


  • A small terrier of a breed with rough hair, originating in the Cheviot Hills.

    • ‘All things considered I would say a Border terrier would make an ideal family dog and if you've got any rats about the place it would very soon get rid of them.’
    • ‘The grounds will also contain accommodation for Stewart's seven Border terriers, as he is a well-known local dog breeder.’
    • ‘In Great Britain, where the breed originated, and in the Scandinavian countries the Border terrier enjoys great popularity, both in the show ring and on the farm.’
    • ‘George's love of walking started as a medical student in the Yorkshire Dales, and on his return from east Africa he started a habit of daily walks, which he maintained, usually accompanied by his much loved Border terriers.’
    • ‘For Mrs Barlow, who lives in Ravenstonedale with her husband Dick and three Border terriers, the publication marks the achievement of a long-held ambition.’