Australian Terrier

Overview

The Australian terrier is small, hardy and medium-boned; it’s very long in proportion to height. This is a working terrier which should show a ground-covering gait and challenging condition. Its weatherproof coat consists of a brief, soft undercoat and a harsh, directly, outer coating, approximately 2.5 inches long, shorter on the tail and lower legs. It sports a ruff round the neck along with a topknot of more hair adds to its sharp, intelligent expression.

Among the more silent terriers, the Aussie is nonetheless a plucky, demanding character, prepared to take care of a rodent once the opportunity arises. It’s fun-loving and adventuresome, and requires daily exercise to keep it from getting frustrated. It’s smart and usually keen to please, which makes it among the more obedient terriers. It gets along quite well with other dogs and family pets. It’s reserved with strangers. Reflecting its earth puppy legacy, it will like to dig.

AKC RANKING 109
FAMILY terrier
AREA OF ORIGIN Australia
DATE OF ORIGIN 1900s
ORIGINAL FUNCTION killing small vermin
TODAY’S FUNCTION earthdog trials
AVERAGE SIZE OF MALE Height: 10-11 Weight: 12-14
AVERAGE SIZE OF FEMALE Height: 10-11 Weight: 12-14
OTHER NAME none
That is an active breed that requires a fantastic outing daily, either a medium walkin, a rollicking match, or a off-lead jog in a secure location. It was produced to resist harsh Australian conditions and is physically able to remain outdoors in temperate to warm climates. It’s also a fantastic home dog and should spend some time with its loved ones. Its cable coat requires weekly combing and twice annual stripping of dead hairs (regular plucking of dead hairs are going to continue to keep the coat in best shape year round). Some trimming round the toes will add to some clean appearance.
  • Energy levelMedium energy
  • Exercise needsMedium
  • PlayfullnessModerately playful
  • Affection levelModerately affectionate
  • Friendliness toward other dogsFriendly
  • Friendliness toward other petsFriendly
  • Friendliness toward strangersShy
  • Ease of trainingEasy to train
  • Watchdog abilityHigh
  • Protection abilityNot very protective
  • Grooming needsModerate maintenance
  • Cold toleranceMedium tolerance
  • Heat toleranceMedium toleranc
• Major concerns: none
• Minor concerns: none
• Occasionally seen: Legg-Perthes, patellar luxation, diabetes
• Suggested tests: none
• Life span: 12-14 years
The federal terrier of Australia, this is among the tiniest of the working terriers. It had been created in Tasmania, from different European strains, and shares much of its desktop using the silky terrier. In Tasmania, the rough-coated terrier has been an all-purpose companion, killing vermin and snakes, restraining livestock, and sounding the alert in intruders. A cornucopia of strains has been spanned with this root inventory, one of them the precursors of this Skye, Dandie Dinmont, Scotch, Yorkshire and Manchester terriers. The end result was a puppy which has been both practical and striking in appearance. The very first of this strain has been shown at the late1800s as a “broken-coated terrier of blackish blue sheen.” The title was soon changed into the tan and blue, the toy, and then the blue terrier, then in 1900 that the rough-coated terrier, tan and blue. Although chiefly known for its beige and blue coloration, a reddish or sandy shade was also found one of the ancient representatives of this strain. Shortly after the strain had made its way into British reveal homes and rings, and by 1925 it had come to America. It obtained AKC fame in 1960.

 

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