Breed Profile

Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier
Proudly Australian, the breed evolved from a variety of British terriers that had been brought out to this country by settlers. Specifically bred for Australian conditions, this hard-bitten and tough little terrier was used for everything from guarding the farms and mines to hunting, and from tending the sheep to killing rats and snakes.

Essentially a working terrier, the "Aussie" as they are affectionately known, soon endeared themselves to all those with whom they came in contact as a very desirable companion dog. Equally suited to town or country living, the Australian Terrier is noted for its loyalty, intelligence and even disposition. They are neither highly strung nor a persistent barker, but with their boundless self-assurance will happily take on the role of protector.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

The Australian Terrier usually lives up to 13 years of age but with plenty of love and attention to its diet can live up to 15 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

The Australian Terrier is an even-tempered dog, versatile in movement, good company for young and old as it delights in human companionship. Small and tough, it is equally at home on a farm or in a suburban back yard.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The Aussie adapts well to other pets such as cats and dogs (but remember they are a hunting and sporting terrier so rabbits and guinea pigs could prove a problem).

They are best introduced to other pets at an early age, but even when mature they do assimilate easily into a new household, but extreme care should be taken with two adults of the same sex.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Brush its coat a couple of times a week as the brushing stimulates the natural oils in their coat giving them a high gloss. Bathe only when necessary. Minimum exercise is needed, but they will enjoy a daily walk or roam free in a fenced yard.

IDEAL OWNERS

For those people who want a warm-hearted "character", this cheerful little dog would be the ideal pet.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Australian Terrier is the dog for you and you want a cheery companion that is more than happy to accompany you on a daily walk, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Gillian Bartlett Teraustralis SA Contact
Adam Gabell Terimist SA Contact
Dean Leyson Cardeason SA Contact
Cerrie Gower Tainquest SA Contact
Anne Davies Xanthorhoea QLD Contact
Nicole Korczynski Terraozzi VIC Contact
Gillian Bartlett Teraustralis SA Contact
Peter Oswald Paxterr SA Contact
Veronica Micallef Veraicon QLD Contact
Sharon Gilkison Cliftop NSW Contact
Leanne Boote Irrawang NSW Contact
W Sullivan Regisvista SA Contact
Debbie Schaeller Wanora QLD Contact
Deb Schaeller Wanora QLD Contact
Tarni Kimber Kalvale Park QLD Contact
lauren lobegeiger wanora QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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