Australian Terrier

This cheeky Aussie is a bundle of energy that loves to be around people. Although small they are athletic and sturdy, eager to jump, run and please. Their coats are a little different from other Terriers as they are straight and sometimes shaggy on top with a softer belly.

 

 

Other Names
Aussie
Country of Origin
Australia
Colour
Solid black, dark grey blue, blue and tan, solid sandy brown or red.
Size
Small
Height / Weight
Aussies generally weigh between 4 - 6kgs and measure 23 - 25cms tall.
Health
The Australian Terrier has been known to experience Diabetesm Luxating Patellas and the bone disorder Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD).
Life Span
12 -15 years
Intelligence
These smart dogs need to be trained from a young age, particularly if brought up around children and other pets. They enjoy playing and running around on a daily basis but can become bored if left alone for long periods. As a very alert breed, they have the potential to be great watchdogs and can live quite happily indoors.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

These dogs are not expensive to feed and eat small meals compared to larger breeds.

Feeding Cost
$5-$10 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Although energetic, these dogs are eager to be among people and are happy to be taken on long walks with you.
Ailments
The Australian Terrier has been known to experience Diabetesm Luxating Patellas and the bone disorder Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD).
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

A healthy Aussie Terrier will shed very little hair. Terriers need a good weekly brush and comb and a careful check of the ears for any stray hairs.

Grooming Frequency
At least once a week
Trimming
Little
Created from imported Scottish and northern English terriers, this breed was introduced in Australia in the early nineteenth century. They were officially recognised by the Kennel Club of Great Britain in 1936 and later by the American Kennel Club in 1958.


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