Australian Terrier

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Breed Group: Terrier
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
12-14 lbs
10-11 inches
blue and tan, solid sandy, and solid red
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Australian Terrier puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Australian Terrier varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Australian Terrier puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Australian Terriers sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Australian Terrier with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

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Annual cost of owning an Australian Terrier puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Australian Terriers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Australian Terrier Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 0 Australian Terrier dogs.
  • 1. Cally
  • 2. Calvin
  • 3. Cinderella
  • 4. Abcterriers
  • 5. Cara
  • 6. Candy
  • 7. Champ
  • 8. Hunter
  • 9. Pre-Teen
  • 10. Red
  • 11. Ariel
  • 12. Bazza
  • 13. Buggz
  • 14. Cricket
  • 15. Cuddles
  • 16. Curly
  • 17. Girty
  • 18. Gretal
  • 19. Kale
  • 20. Kirk

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Anonymous asked:
My mum has a 2 year old Australian Terrier that is fantastic around humans but an absolute psychopath around other dogs & attacks them viciously whenever mum walks him when he’s on & off leash. It’s very stressful for her and she’s worried 1 day her dog will cause serious damage. Can you suggest what she should do to make him better behaved?

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If the dog is aggressive with other dogs when he is both on and off leash, it is time to consult two people. First off, a vet. A vet will be able to rule out any potential medical problems; and also be able to assess the dogs aggression level. Secondly, you need to contact a Dog Behaviorist that specializes in aggression and enroll him in classes now. With a known history of aggression towards other dogs, if he injures a dog, he would be put down. No one wants that of course, so please get your mother to do the right thing and start with his training now.

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I recently rescued an Australian Terrier from my cousin whom was miss treating it, in my opinion. But the poor thing has been through 3-4 other homes and she is very lovable but has severe separation anxiety. One of the previous owners had her spayed and chipped, and shots. She is pretty much house broke, and when she thinks she has done something wrong she goes to her kennel and puts herself there. She is allowed to sleep in my bed or in hers or her kennel, where ever she decides. But which ever she always completely covers herself with a blanket and gets into a ball. I have never seen a dog do this. And this one is only 6 months old. But I have had dogs and animals my entire life and have never seen this. Thank you.



Every dog is different and just like us, they have different preferences as to how/where they sleep. It sounds like she enjoys the warmth, safety and security of the blanket. Let her be, she's in a good home now and can be a happy dog for the rest of her days.


I have an Aussie Terrier and I was amazed to see him take his little blanket in his teeth and arrange it in his bed. Mostly he seems to lie using it as his pillow. Other terrier owners have told me their dogs have a similar behavior.

Anonymous asked:
Is this the Terrier that has hair like the Poodle breed?

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No, this is the Australian Terrier. The Australian Terrier has a double coat. The outer coat is straight, harsh, and rough in texture. The under coat is soft, dense, and short. Their fur is nothing like Poodle fur.

Anonymous asked:
Are there any genetic diseases that the Australian Terriers are prone to?

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The health issues plaguing the Australian Terrier breed includes patellar luxation (dislocation of the kneecap), leg-perthes which causes a deformity of the hip joint ball, diabetes, and allergies are common in the breed as well.

Anonymous asked:
What is the best way to teach puppies not to bite? When he bites it's just when he gets started playing and he can really get rough. My hands look like hamburger meat.

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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.

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Updated: 5/28/2022