Australian Terrier Question

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.

    In Australian Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 1/25/2011 2:14:55 PM
Aussies typically do not have heart or breathing problems; they are not a "teacup" sized dog. It is not unusual for an Aussie to reach 15 years of age, but I believe that 12 is the average overall.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/2/2011 9:54:42 PM


Not sure where you got heart congestion issue from . But I have raised Australian Terrier's for over 15years and never had one with that. Or breathing problems. No such thing. Never even heard of one that has had them problems. They are not a snub nose . (short nose breeds tend to ) The do live 12 years and up to or longer than 15 years of age. Hope this makes things a little more clear.
    Answered by chrisbee - 9/23/2011 4:34:01 PM
VIEW MY PUPPIES


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


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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/25/2012 1:41:58 PM