A white mug with the image of a Border terrier to the front and a breed description on the reverse.
The Border Terrier was officially recognised by The Kennel Club in Great Britain in 1920.
The Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated breed of dog in the terrier group. Bred as a fox and vermin hunter, the Border Terrier shares ancestry with the Dandie Dinmont Terrier and the Bedlington Terrier.
The Border Terrier was bred to have long enough legs to keep up with the horses and other foxhounds, which travelled with them and small enough bodies to crawl in the burrows of foxes and chase them out. The foxhounds were not small enough to do this job. Now the Border terrier is more commonly seen as a family pet although some are still kept on farms to keep the vermin down.