Australian Terrier

Character and temperament

Lively and outgoing, terriers like to be kept busy. They present the courage of a much larger breed and seem to have no end of energy. Very intelligent and loyal with a lot of affection to give. Needs to be supervised when out as they were originally bred for rodent and snake control making them instinctive hunters.

Origin

Australian born as one of the smallest working terriers. Used for rodent and snake control, as a watchdog and even herding sheep.

General description

Long neck and back.

Soft undercoat with a harsh overcoat. Colours red, sandy or dark silvery blue. Some tan markings on head and legs.

Food

No special requirements.

Exercise

Australian terriers have lots of energy and enjoy daily walks.

Grooming

Very little moulting, should be groomed once a week. Coat does not need clipping and is relatively easy to care for. It is advised not to wash the coat too often as the natural oils produced are what keeps it glossy.

Other information

Stats

Average height (dog)
10
Average height (bitch)
10
Average weight (dog)
12
Average weight (bitch)
12
Average life expectancy
15+
Average litter size
4-5
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