border terrier

noun

often capitalized B
: any of a breed of small terriers of British origin having a harsh dense coat and close undercoat

Examples of border terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Quinn is inspired by Josh’s dog, a purebred border terrier named Gonzo, to fabricate a dognapper stalking his neighborhood, and then uses Cerberus to gin up a panic about it. Sophie Brookover, Vulture, 9 May 2024 Cherry and Pecan, 6-month-old border terrier mixes from the Arizona Humane Society, will compete for the 'Lombarky' trophy on Animal Planet's national broadcast of the Puppy Bowl. Coleby Phillips, The Arizona Republic, 3 Feb. 2024 The motley crew of mutts include the scruffy border terrier Reggie (Ferrell), Boston terrier Bug (Foxx), Australian shepherd Maggie (Fisher), and Great Dane Hunter (Park). Devan Coggan, EW.com, 15 Aug. 2023 Size and head shape may help explain why certain breeds had a higher risk of an early death (French bulldogs, bloodhounds, Saint Bernards), whereas others had a much lower one (Lancashire heelers, Shiba Inus, border terriers). Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 2 Feb. 2024 The actor voices a border terrier who joins a canine crew—featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Isla Fisher and Randall Park—in a funny, foul-mouthed film. Kyle Smith, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2023 Ferrell provides the voice of the film’s furry hero, Reggie, a border terrier with an indefatigably sunny disposition, in this raunchy, live-action talking-dog comedy. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 25 May 2023 The couple live in College Park with their two dogs, a border terrier and German shepherd. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2022 The pet parent, who also has a 15-year-old border terrier named Finlay, used to take Arnie to a local vet to donate blood. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 2 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of border terrier was in 1894

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“Border terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/border%20terrier. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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