Australian Terrier

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Australian Terrier

Australia, 1800s
The Australian Terrier is descended from several British Terriers including the Cairn Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Sky Terrier and possibly the Norwich Terrier. Originally it was used for farm ratting


Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 14 years of age

Weight & Height
12-14 Pounds & 10 Inches

Known Health Problems
Cancer, Diabetes, Eye and ear problems, Luxating Patellas, Skin Allergies

Physical Description
Small, sturdy dog that is longer than it is tall. The skull is long and flat with a powerful muzzle. The nost is black and the eyes are small, dark brown or black. The ears are small, erect, and pointed.. The tail is docked

A lively, playful dog that is sometimes a bit stubborn. The Australian Terrier would do best with older children. They can be wary of strangers and will not readily accept them. Socialize with cats when they are young and they should do fine together without conflict

This Terrier needs strict training, however they usually learn quickly

Living Conditions
Apartment living is ok is dog is exercised properly

Brush and comb about once a week, the coat a lso requires some plucking every months months or so

High activity Level. This breed loves to romp and play.

Coat Texture
Long, harsh outer coat

Coat Colors



Blue & Tan



Blue Tan

3-4 pups per litter. pups are born mostly black, they develop their adult coloration as they mature

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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Australian Terrier Breeders

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