Border Terrier Calendars: The name of the Border Terrier is in thanks to the fact that they are from the border between Scotland and England where they originally served farmers as working terriers and guard dogs. Border Terriers are able to look after themselves, usually with an amiable outlook on life. Border Terriers are intelligent, obedient, inquisitive and friendly. They can be independent and are generally good with other pets. They are very good with kids and love to play. The Border Terrier will live for longer than usual and remains a good watch dog. They need walks and affection, although not in high demand. Their "otterfaces" are sure to draw a smile, as is their short stature. These dogs are low-maintenance, wiry in coat and carry themselves happily. A no-nonsense little dog, they are game for anything. Unlike other terriers they are not argumentative. Border Terriers are a dog-lover's dog. They are the quintessential family pet. Border Terrier Calendars.