Australian Terrier
This spirited, smart Terrier from Down Under makes an energetic and loyal companion.
Height: 10 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 14 to 16 pounds
Coat: shaggy and rough
Life span: 15 years
Breed Group: Terriers
The Australian Terrier was developed in Australia, as his name implies. Bred to hunt and exterminate rodents and snakes, Australian Terriers were also prized as watchdogs and companions. Today, the Australian Terrier maintains those same characteristics: he is a delightful companion, a fierce earthdog competitor, and a conformation and obedience showman.
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Drooling potential
Heat tolerance
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Energy level
General health