Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier
Origin Australia
Classification Terrier
Height 23-28cm / 9-11in
Weight 4-6kg / 9-14lb
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Exercise High
Easily Trainable Yes
Watchdog Good
Good with Children Yes
Good with Other Animals Medium
Indoor / Outdoor Living Indoor
Grooming Twice Weekly
Feeding Regular Diet
Size Small

Australian Terrier Description

The Australian Terrier or Aussie as it is also known is a cheeky looking dog with short legs and a long head. The ears generally stand erect and the eyes are small and usually brown. The Australian Terrier has a deep chest and small, delicate almost feline like paws. The coat is a beautiful double one which makes it weatherproof and it comes in a variety of colours including solid red or sandy beige and combinations of shades of blue, such as dark blue or silvery blue.

Australian Terrier Character

The Australian Terrier has a tremendously big character for such a small breed, its a playful, energetic bundle of fun with a high energy level so be prepared to keep up with this little chap! The breed is also very intelligent and is relatively easy to train due to its responsiveness. Australian Terriers are both protective and territorial so they can make excellent little watch/guard dogs, they can be stubborn and slightly feisty in nature so caution should be taken around very young children. They do possess terrier traits when it comes to smaller animals and their chase instinct is high therefore an Australian Terrier is not ideally suited to a home with smaller animals unless being properly introduced from a young age. They are extremely loyal and affectionate dogs and are generally friendly towards other dogs.

Please note: This is only a guide.

You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.

Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.