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Tenterfield Terrier

Tenterfield Terrier
Origin Australia
Classification Terrier
Height 25-38cm / 10-15in
Weight 6-8kg / 14-18lb
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Exercise High
Easily Trainable Challenging
Watchdog Good
Good with Children Medium
Good with Other Animals No
Indoor / Outdoor Living Indoor
Grooming Weekly
Feeding Normal Diet
Size Small

Tenterfield Terrier Description

The Tenterfield Terrier is a handsome, compact small terrier breed often mistaken for the Jack Russell. They are short coated and predominantly white in colour with either liver, tan or black markings in their coat, some can actually be completely white apart from their heads. The ears are highly set and generally erect although they can be seen semi-erect. The tail is medium length and ususally carried high over the dog’s back.

Tenterfield Terrier Character

This is a cheeky ‘typical’ terrier breed. They are agile, quick, fearless, intelligent and playful. The Tenterfield Terrier is friendly but can be wary of strangers making it a good watchdog. If raised with children they are excellent with them but always need to know who is in charge as they can be a dominant small dog. They require lots of exercise and love to run. Caution is required with all small animals due to their strong chasing instinct. Training can be challenging due to their stubborn streak but they do love to please and are generally a lively and fun dog.

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.