Breed Group :terrier
Weight :male: 12-14 lbs (5.5-6.3 kg ) ; female : 12-14 lbs ( 5.5-6.3 kg )
Height :male: 10-11  inches ( 25.4-28 centimeters ); female: 10-11  inches ( 25.4-28 centimeters )
Breed Overview Information :The Australian Terrier is considered as one of the smallest working dog breeds. These small dogs originated in Australia. The main purpose of their breeding was for works such as a vermin hunter, shepherd, watchdog, and as a companion. These small dogs hold the title of being the first native bred dog of Australia to be seen and recognized by other countries.
Breed Character Information :Even as a puppy, the Australian Terrier is strong, low-set, and little in size and structure. Still, their small size shows their nature as a strong, sturdy, and real terrier. These small dogs are confident, aware, alert, hardy, and proud. Among the dog breeds, the Australian Terrier is charming, bold, and fearless. These small dogs are a good choice for different lifestyles and make good companions to their masters.
Breed Coat Information :These kinds of small dogs are double-coated. Their inner coat is short in length, dense, and soft. While their outer coat is rough, harsh and straight. Like other dog breeds, its weatherproof coat in its body is loner than the coat of hair in its tail, back legs, and feet. There is a part in their neck that has a ruff of soft hair which look s like an apron. Their forelegs have a light shade of hair and there is soft and fine hair that covers the top of their heads. The coat’s color can be in silvery blue or dark blue with markings of tan on the legs and head, sandy and solid red. The Australian Terrier sheds little or no hair.
Breed Temperament Information :Even as a puppy, the Australian Terrier shows courage and bravery just like big dogs. Even though they may show signs of a very tough dog, they are extremely affectionate to their family. These small dogs are very loyal and highly intelligent. They are restless, spirited, lovely, amusing, and curious about their surroundings. Among some dog breeds, they love being around older affectionate and considerate children. They do well with other dogs and house pets but they have the tendency of chasing the house cat and other outdoor animals like rabbits and squirrels. They love socialization and interaction with people and they do not like being alone or left alone especially for a long time. The Australian Terrier has a very good hearing and very good eyesight making them a good watchdog. They are wary of other people but are not aggressive unless they are provoked.
Breed Ownership Information :The Australian Terrier is best for families that would love a lovely dog and be a very good watchdog because it is playful and has very good eyesight and hearing. Families with adult children are best suited for these kinds of small dogs for it recognizes the affection of older kids. It is also a good pet since it does well with other pets and dogs.
Breed Activity Information :The Australian Terrier needs a regular based exercise to maintain their physical and mental fitness and to also avoid their destructiveness when they become bored. These kinds of small dogs love walks while leashed securely, the love family playtimes, and romping in a secure place. They are ok with apartment and condominium types as long as they have enough exercise.
Breed Care Information :These small dogs need brushing several times a week. Their coats need to be plucked every 3 months. Bathing them should only be done only when it is necessary and use a mild shampoo so its coat would stay the same. Their trimming should also be done when it needed only especially around their ears and eyes. These kinds of dog breeds may be prone to diabetes, epilepsy, skin allergies, thyroid problems, patella luxation, and leg-calve-Perthes disease.
Breed Training Information :The Australian Terrier, even as a puppy, is a quick learner and hates repetitions and becomes bored. Socialization with people and training it for its obedience is a must especially when it is still a puppy. They do not respond to hard and harsh methods. It does best in its training when accompanied with firmness, consistency, motivation, and praises.

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