The Border Terriers are easy to recognize among other small terriers by their unique head shape the breed has an “otter head,” as fanciers say. Another distinguishing trait is that they are longer in the leg than other small terriers. The wire coat can be grizzle and tan, blue and tan, wheaten, or red. Borders are described as “hard as nails” when working, but at home, they’re good-tempered, affectionate, and trainable. Borders love exploring outdoors and make fine childhood playmates. Bred to be country dogs, Borders adapt well to city life as long as they get plenty of exercises.