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23 Reasons You Should Never Adopt A Border Terrier

They're just nasty, nippy little buggers TBH.

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1. Border Terriers are mean, snappy little dogs.

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2. Which means they're absolutely terrible with kids.

3. You'll never see a Border Terrier looking stylish.

4. After all, what's the point in buying adorable outfits for such scruffy, weird-looking dogs?

5. They're particularly ugly when they're puppies.

6. And they're even less cute when they get older.

7. Borders absolutely hate cuddles...

8. ...and kisses.

9. They have no sense of fun.

10. And they rarely crack a smile

11. ...or a grin.

12. They're impossible to train.

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13. And some of them are downright vicious.

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14. Which means you can't take them anywhere at all.

15. They absolutely refuse to play games.

16. And they're rubbish at hide and seek.

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17. Plus, they're really hyper all the time.

18. In short, they're the worst possible breed to adopt.

19. They're such nasty pieces of work.

20. They don't crave your love or affection.

21. And anyway, it's not like there are any out there waiting for a forever home.

Do not, under any circumstances, adopt 18-month old Penny from Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre in North Wales.
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Do not, under any circumstances, adopt 18-month old Penny from Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre in North Wales.

22. And even if there were, who would want one?

3-year-old Heidi at the Tiverton Blue Cross Rehoming Centre in Devon.
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3-year-old Heidi at the Tiverton Blue Cross Rehoming Centre in Devon.

23. Yep, you'd have to be crazy to adopt one of these horrors.

They should all be rounded up and sent back to the Scottish Borders.
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They should all be rounded up and sent back to the Scottish Borders.

If you're determined to ignore our advice, then this list of Border Terrier rescue centres is a good place to start your search, as is this regularly updated list of Border Terriers currently available for adoption in the UK.