Are they good dogs? Do you think they would be suitable for a handicapped person? He's not really handicapped....let's say he is more "slow"...he can understand and talk reasonably well etc and Floyd thinks he's the 'ducks nuts'. I thought a Border Terrier seemed sort of fun! I think there might be one in the movie "Good Boy"...or is that "Good Dog"? (it has talking dogs in it).
Jason doesn't like small, poofy dogs. He likes BIG dogs but he also likes to be able to pick them up and cart them around. And I think there is more chance that the a small to medium size dog will be allowed in the house/bedroom than a big dog.
He comes to work with Mum and Dad so he is away from home from about 7-5 each day. The dog will be by himself. Mum thought of Beagles and Jack Russell Terriers but I have heard they are barkers and need more attention than that. If he got a dog, JAson would probably be able to come home at 2 or 3 each day instead of staying at work (family business).
What do you think?
***Edited By: Boxer Babe on 1/31/2005 12:05:49 AM*** Reason: addition
i only know 1 border terrier. a vet i work with has one who just turned a year old. he is scouts best friend. he is a tough little dog and scout and he can rough house like scout was playing with someone her own size. he is ten pounds and scout is now 90 pounds. he can be very barky while at work. its especially bad when i let scout out because he wants to go out with her. at home his owner says he is pretty quiet and likes to be whereever they are and sleep at their feet while they watch tv. he does have a lot of energy and needs some good running around time each day. after scout and him play for an hour scout is wiped out for the rest of the day. i asked the vet how scooter was after playing and she says it doesnt wipe him out at all. hes still game for more play time. true terrier thru and thru. he is a sweet dog, great temperament, loves kids. but it is a dog who will never be allowed off leash unless in a fenced in area because its a terrier. i think a border would make a good pet for your brother as long as your brother likes a terrier type personality. strong, hardy, sturdy little dogs. not lap type dogs though so i dont know how much it will like being carried around.
I don't know much about border terriers either, but I do have a West Highland Terrier that loves to be held and played with. She is good and with training is obedient. Maybe this will help you. http://www.dogster.com/?81537
***Edited By: Bellesmom on 1/31/2005 9:58:14 AM*** Reason: typo
There's a few people at the kennel club who have border terriers, and I think as terriers go, they're very .. terrierish. Extremely high prey drive, very active little dogs. I'm not sure they'd be a good dog for anyone with any kind of handicap without prior training.