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Breed Group: Terrier
Australian Terrier

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Weight
12-14 lbs
Height
10-11 inches
Color(s)
blue and tan, solid sandy, and solid red
Overview
Classified as one of the smallest working terriers, this breed was developed in Australia. They were bred for a variety of uses such as watchdog, shepherd, vermin hunter, and companion. Australian Terriers hold the unique distinction of being the first native-bred Australian dog to be shown and the first to be recognized in other countries.
Character
The Australian Terrier is low-set, sturdy, and small in stature. However, their small size belies their exhibition of a strong and true terrier nature. This breed is proud, hardy, alert and confident. They are bold, fearless, and charming. They are an excellent choice for a variety of lifestyles and make lovely companions.
Temperament
This breed displays the bravery and courage of much larger dogs. The Australian Terrier is extremely affectionate with their family, loyal, and highly intelligent. They are exceedingly amusing, spirited, and curious. This breed does best in a home with older considerate children. They get along with other dogs and household pets, but do have a propensity for chasing the family cat as well as small outdoor animals such as squirrel and rabbit. They thrive on human interaction and do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. The Australian Terrier has acute hearing as well as keen eyesight and makes an excellent watchdog. They are wary of strangers but are not aggressive unless provoked
Care
This breed requires brushing several times a week. They also need the coat plucked every three months Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo to preserve the integrity of the coat. Trimming around the eyes and ears should be done as needed. The Australian Terrier is a relatively healthy breed. However, they may be prone to patella luxation, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, diabetes, epilepsy, skin allergies, and thyroid disorders.
Coat
The Australian Terrier is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, harsh, and rough in texture. The under coat is soft, dense, and short. This breeds weatherproof coat is longer on the body than the hair on the tail, rear legs, and feet. There is a protective ruff of softer hair at the neck, which blends into an apron. The forelegs have light feathering and there is a topknot of soft and fine hair, which covers only the top of the head. The color of the coat comes in dark blue, silvery blue with tan markings on the legs and head, solid red, and sandy. This breed sheds little to no hair.
Training
The Australian Terrier is quick to learn but is easily bored by repetition. Early socialization and obedience training is a must. They do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. This breed does best when trained with consistency, firmness, fairness, praise, and motivation. They are very adept in the areas of agility, tracking, earthdog, and obedience.
Activity
This breed requires exercise on a regular basis to keep them physically and mentally fit. If they become bored they will become destructive. The Australian Terrier enjoys securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and a romp in a safe area. They do well in an apartment or condominium dwelling provided they are given sufficient exercise and stimulation.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Australian Terrier puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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marge ford
Member Since: April 2004
Location: Seattle-tacoma, Washington
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Puppies-male and females- blue/tan or reds for pets or show.Champion bloodlines.

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Anonymous asked:

12/2/2012 8:15:05 PM

12/2/2012 8:15:05 PM

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TEACH PUPPIES NOT TO BITE ? WHEN HE BITES IT'S JUST WHEN HE GETS STARTED PLAYING. HE CAN REALLY GET ROUGH. MY HANDS LOOK LIKE HAMBURGER MEAT.

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Anonymous

There are two ways to teach your puppy that biting people is unacceptable. First way is the moment your puppy bites you, you yelp really loudly, get up and leave the room. Do not allow the puppy to follow you, and ignore the puppy for 10 - 20 seconds. Then come back and play with the puppy as if nothing happened. If this does not work, take the upper lip of the puppy and squeeze it into his tooth when he bites you. This teaches him that when human skin is in his mouth, he will bit himself.
7/9/2014 2:31:22 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/4/2012 8:46:17 PM

9/4/2012 8:46:17 PM

I would like to rescue a 5 yr old male aussie however concernerned as I do have a 9 yr old... I would like to rescue a 5 yr old male aussie however concernerned as I do have a 9 yr old spoiled female. Is this a bad idea?

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Anonymous

If your female is social, give it a test run if you find the male you like. I would suggest they both be spayed/neutered. :-) My Sheltie female is very much spoiled girl, but she socializes well and we are actually seeking another dog to replace an old dear who is chasing bunnies in heaven.
10/30/2012 1:43:50 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/24/2012 7:07:51 PM

8/24/2012 7:07:51 PM

How long are Australian Terrier's in heat before they can mate?

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Anonymous

Unless you are a reputable breeder, your dog probably shouldn't be bred. Please study under a reputable breeder before you even think about breeding. Your dog should be of impeccable breeding to begin with and have correct confirmation through several dog shows to attain titles. But in general, the dog will be in heat for an average of 3 weeks. For the first 7 - 10 days, the dog will bleed and then she will be ready to mate for about 1 - 7 days depending on the dog and then she will bleed again for a few days after.
7/9/2014 2:39:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/18/2012 7:34:00 PM

6/18/2012 7:34:00 PM

i was sold a wonderful dog called an australian 'silky' but do not see that breed listed. does... i was sold a wonderful dog called an australian 'silky' but do not see that breed listed. does it have a different breed name??

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Anonymous

The dog to which you're referring is most likely a silky terrier. They were crossbred from the yorkshire terrier and the australian terrier. They are in the toy dog class.
11/25/2012 1:26:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/14/2011 10:16:33 AM

12/14/2011 10:16:33 AM

What vaccinations do Australian Terrier's need?

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Anonymous

The Australian Terrier should have all the same vaccinations as any other breed or mix breed of dog. Your vet will be able to tell you which vaccinations he/she needs to be up to date on.
7/9/2014 2:40:17 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/5/2011 9:46:32 AM

9/5/2011 9:46:32 AM

Can Terriers get along with cats

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Anonymous

They actually do get along well.
10/4/2011 2:26:43 PM

Anonymous

I have found that many dogs, whether terriers or not, can be trained to get along with cats. If the cat runs, the dog may chase. But, I have kept my australian on a leash and calmly walked up to cats that are used to dogs and...just wait. Don't encourage your dog or the cat. Let them visit from a ways away. Don't hold the cat...let him have a way out. It may take more time with older animals, but watch the body language and be patient. Attacking is not to be permitted. Best of luck.
11/25/2012 1:33:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/25/2011 2:14:55 PM

1/25/2011 2:14:55 PM

What is the life span for an Australian terrier? I was told they usually will have heart... What is the life span for an Australian terrier? I was told they usually will have heart congestion issues because they are small dogs.

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Anonymous

My Aussie lived to be 18. And never had heart problems.
5/21/2012 2:40:44 PM

Anonymous

Australian Terriers are one of the healthier breeds. Responsible breeders work to decrease the health problems they see in many other breeds. This terriers' common problems are legges perthes, diabetes, luxating patella, They are not known generally to have heart problems. With good diet, exercise, dental care (especially) and medical care, they live long lives.
11/25/2012 1:41:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/15/2010 3:22:54 PM

12/15/2010 3:22:54 PM

What does coat plucking mean?

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Anonymous

I would like to have an answer to that question.
1/2/2012 1:24:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/15/2010 3:20:18 PM

12/15/2010 3:20:18 PM

Why does my Aussie have a light brown nose and light brown eyes instead of black?

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Anonymous asked:

10/13/2010 12:02:11 PM

10/13/2010 12:02:11 PM

Are Australian Terrier's called mini aussie pups ?

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Anonymous

Yes, Australian Terrier's are called mini aussie pups
12/15/2010 11:00:26 AM

Anonymous

I've had australian terriers for more than 20 years, have been involved in shows and with breeders, and have never heard them referred to as mini aussie pups. I think you may be referring to australian shepherds which are being bred down to a mini australian shepherd size. Australian Shepherds are also referred to as aussies. However, Australian Shepherds are not from Australia but from the western U.S.
11/25/2012 1:36:24 PM

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