It’s hard to go wrong with a breed that was the favorite of James Herriot. Developed in northern England, the Border Terrier was used to hunt foxes that preyed on farmers’ livestock. It became a favorite hunt terrier, working with packs of Border Foxhounds. Hunt masters are credited with standardizing breed type and getting this hardy, working terrier recognized as a purebred by England’s Kennel Club. A sturdy, natural-looking terrier, males weigh about 14 pounds, females slightly less. The breed’s hallmarks are the head and expression, which resemble that of the otter. The coat is short, dense and harsh in shades of red, grizzle and tan, blue and tan, or wheaten, and may be kept neat by raking weekly with a stripping knife. While the Border adapts well to either city or country, it needs vigorous daily exercise to stay fit and content. Terriers like to push behavior boundaries, so present firm, consistent rules. This breed enjoys children and is, like most terriers, an excellent watchdog. The images was captured on my Fuji X10 camera resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 Click on any of the images for a larger view of Ted, both images were captured in late March 2012.
Well its been over four weeks since I last posted an update about Ted the Border Terrier Terrorist pup, Ted is now 17 weeks old and is growing in age, cockiness and character every single day. Ted absolutely loves going out for a walk with Nick and I, he gets so excited and even though he is still small with small legs he will walk for ever, in fact Nick and I have found when we return home after a massive walk, we are knackered but Ted is just started, he is a bit hyper!! 🙂 We took Ted for a walk on the boards above Clypse Reservoir on Friday 23rd September and he loved it, we can let him off his lead and he stays close by, he even comes straight back as soon as we call his name. We love little Ted (sometimes!) and he has made such a lovely pet. Click on image for a larger view…
On Saturday 20th Nick and myself took Ted for the longest walk of his 13 week old life along Douglas Promenade 🙂 Ted loved the walk but as we discovered he has some dislikes as well! Basically as you can imagine there are lots of things happening on the Promenade and Ted soon found that he did not like waste bins, buses, horse trams and anyone pushing a pram, they were all big monsters to him and all he wanted was picking up whenever these situations arose. Anyway we took Ted from Summerland to the Castlemona shops and we had to turn around because the rain started to pour down, much to the joy of cocky little Ted 🙂 Nick has has now taught Ted to sit properly and he even raises his right paw (high 5) when he gets a treat for doing something right, which unfortunately is not that often!! More about Ted the Border Terrorist soon 🙂
1st August 2011 – A bit of an update on Ted the Border Terrorist who has just turned 10 weeks old 🙂 Since the last post on the 26th July, Ted has really sprung up with his noticeably longer legs and his more than playful way. For some unknown reason Ted thinks he is a cat and sometimes prowls around and pounces on unsuspecting feet or sometimes his toys! He has been to the vet today and had his final injection which will allow him to go out for walks next week. I cannot wait to take him out for a walk or onto the beach for a run.
We have had Ted now for just over a week and what a week it’s been with him, Ted’s first few nights were spent howling through the night as he was missing his mummy 🙁 however Nicky bought him a hot water bottle and a igloo bed which helped him feel secure and safe and stopped Ted howling 🙂 Ted has learnt so much this week, especially how to climb the stairs, knowing full well that someone will have to go up and get him and he has taken to barking as well! Especially when Nick goes to feed him. He is such a charachter and we cannot wait to get out with him when he has had his final injections 🙂 – (click any of the images for a bigger piccie).
On Thursday 14th July Nicky and I popped over to Blackpool to pick up this little fella 🙂 His name is Ted and he is an eight week old Border Terrier Pup. The reason we named him Ted is because we recently met a gentleman out walking his Border Terrier which was called Ted, he was gorgeous and really prompted us to get this little fella, ironically when we eventually found our new puppy his Dad was also called Ted, so we thought it was just right to call our new puppy Ted. (Hope that makes sense)! Here are a few pictures of him, and I will add some more as time goes by 🙂