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Australian Terrier Breed Profile

Australian Terrier fact file

KC Group: Terrier
Size: Small
Good with children?: Yes
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Moderate
Jogging partner: Short runs

Blessed with exceptional hearing and eyesight the Australian terrier makes an excellent watchdog. They were originally bred to control vermin and maintain a tendency to chase small animals, although they are generally sociable with other dogs and children.

Australian Terrier Character

The Australian Terrier is happiest when close to the family and they generally do not enjoy living outside the home. They make excellent companions although their high energy levels may make them unsuitable for some. Firm training from an early age is necessary as with all Terriers. Their affectionate nature and boundless energy will shine through at any opportunity.

Australian Terrier Size

According to Breed Standards the Australian Terrier should measure approximately 25.5cm to the withers and weigh 6.5kg.

Australian Terrier Health

A tough breed, the Australian Terrier is free from any serious conditions although attention should be paid to grooming to avoid skin irritation.

Australian Terrier Special Care

Letting them off the lead in public places can prove a bit of a headache, they are a self-confident breed and will often follow their own ideas through before considering listening to your calls.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.