Whiskey-Pup Williamsport, PA 8/15/2012 10:56:37 PM I started with a Rottweiler-& don't get me wrong-If I could've had another one I would've. But due to a neck injury & then a hip injury-if I wanted another dog in my life-The dog had to be smaller. The Border Terrier. If I had known what I do now-about the Border Terrier-I probably would've been happy with the Border first. I am with my 3rd Border now-the last 2 have been service dogs. I had one that lived for 15.5yrs. That was the first one-who became a service dog at the age of 11.5yrs. The 2nd one was my mother's-because she liked mine so much she got one-unfortunately that dog only lived until she was 8. The one now-is 4yrs old & the 2nd service dog-he is full of it-but when he has to work he knows & tends to be a perfect gentleman. Just because we had 3 Borders-it doesn't mean they all had the same temperments, attitudes, or personalities. We had to deal with each dog as a separate individual not expect one to be the same as the next-because they were all the same breed. That made it easier when Brandywine died & Whiskey had to fill his shoes. However-there is a number of things that are standard features of the breed & some of those are-being friendly, loving, kind, sensitive, & the way they are built. So-Needless to say I could go on for hours about the praises of this little brown dog. But-I think I said enough for now. There is so much you can say about them-once you have one. Thank you for this opportunity of sharing.