Australian Terrier

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Dog Ratings

5 Stars = Most Ideal; 1 Star = Least Ideal
Energy
Energy
Hypoallergenic
Hypoallergenic
Training
Training
Intelligence
Intelligence
Watchdog
Watchdog
Children
Children
Healthiness
Healthiness
Playful
Playful
Grooming
Grooming
Popularity
Popularity
Shedding
Shedding
New People
New People
Other Dogs
Other Dogs
Affectionate
Affectionate
Cats
Cats

Dog Information

Body Size:
Small
Coat Type:
Short
Price:
$350 - $600
Lifespan:
12 yrs - 15 yrs
Weight:
14 lbs - 16 lbs
Height:
10 " - 11 "
Breed Group:
Terrier

Overview

The Australian Terrier is often said to be active, mischievous, intelligent, and energetic. They bring joy to so many people and their owners love having them around. The Australian Terrier, which may also be referred to as Aussie, is a great small dog that you will easily fall in love with. When we think about dogs, we often do not think of their blood line or where they came from, the Australian Terrier descends from Rough-Coated Terrier and Yorkshire. The Australian Terrier is a great choice of small dog for your home as they will be around for 12 to 15 years! The Australian Terrier belongs to the Terrier breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. The Australian Terrier may be just the small dog that you are looking for, it has a high ranking in popularity, which is a great sign. If you like what you have read so far, the Australian Terrier may be the perfect small dog for you, please continue reading and you may find your perfect pet!

Body Characteristics

The Australian Terrier is a small, sturdy, and medium-boned with short legs small dog with a Short length tail that could be the perfect addition to your family! The Australian Terrier can be as short as 10in or up to as big as 11in, making it the perfect size! While weighing between 14lbs to 16lbs, the Australian Terrier may be just the small dog breed that you are looking for. The Australian Terrier is a small dog with a Short, rough and shaggy and soft underneath type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. If you are looking into choosing the Australian Terrier to join your family, you may find it with a coat in the colors of blue and tan, sandy, or red.

Temperament

For those who are searching for an intelligent dog that will listen to commands, the Australian Terrier is the dog for you! The Australian Terrier is excellent when it comes to training. It learns a lot of tricks and skills in a short time with little effort. The Australian Terrier is very playful, but can have its moments where it would rather lay around than play, but that will not be very often. If you have children with lots of energy, the Australian Terrier will fit right into your family and keep your children entertained for hours. The Australian Terrier is average when it comes to affection, it may be attached to you one day and hiding to be alone the next. The Australian Terrier is above average with children, but if they do not leave it alone when it is not in the mood, then it may take a turn. The Australian Terrier is average with new people, as a result it may either love them or hate them, it is hard to tell what will make the difference. The Australian Terrier is a good watch dog, however on occasion it may lose interest in trying to to warn you of anything suspicious. It may take a lot of time and maybe a few dog fights, but with time the Australian Terrier can become accustomed to other dogs. The Australian Terrier, like the Australian Terrier, Border Terrier, or Norfolk Terrier is below average when it comes to being around cats, it will not end well if the two encounter each other.

Maintanence

The Australian Terrier does not shed a lot, however it will shed from time to time, but it should not be too extreme. The Australian Terrier is great for those with allergies as it is hypoallergenic and will not affect those who have allergies. When it comes to grooming, the Australian Terrier is above average, you will not have to spend as much time and effort grooming this dog as you would with others. The Australian Terrier is above average when it comes to health, it will have less issues than some others, like the Papillon, Daschund, or Cardigan Welsh Corgi. If you are looking to bring the Australian Terrier into your home, some of the health problems you might have to encounter include Legg-Perthes and Allergies. The Australian Terrier, like all dogs, will need to have routine visits to the vet and groomer, the upkeep for this dog is $1300 per year.

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