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With their fun personality, Australian Terriers are a delight to be around. They form strong bonds with their owners and have a gusto for life that is difficult to dampen. They generally learn pretty fast and are more eager to please than most terriers.

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Australian Terrier – Armadale

Hi I’m Doug I’m 10 months old I’m a ridge back I need a good home

Savannah


Australian Terrier – Albury

Small silky terrier Sweet shy cheeky his name’s peanut because his small and brown Good with adult’s and children

Brooke Parsons


Australian Terrier – Spring Farm

8yr old Terrior X White / light brown coat Friendly / family orientated Desexed / microchipped / vaccinated Can provide paperwork on pickup Looking for a new home

Michelle Gudgeon


Australian Terrier Puppies

Australian terrier puppies 1 blue female, 2 red female   Come with first vaccination, microchipped, health check and veterinary certificate.   Both parents pure Australian terriers. RPBA member number 1501   Great with children, love the outdoors.   Initial contact preferably via email as I work full time: bleyden@outlook.com

Brendan Leyden


WANTED: Small breed/cross breed puppy

Looking for a small breed of dog for our Autistic son. Dog should be an indoor dog but one that likes to go for walks.

Wendy Fontana


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The Ultimate Australian Terrier Guide

About Australian Terrier

The Australian Terrier is a spunky and spirited small-sized breed, known for its distinctive rough coat, sharp intelligence, and fierce loyalty, making it a perfect companion and an alert little watchdog.

Lifespan

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12 to 14 years

Weight

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Male: 5.4 - 6.4 kg Female: 6.4 - 7.3 kg

Height

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Male: 23 - 28 cm Female: 23 - 28 cm

Grooming

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These dogs have a very unique coat. More specifically, their coats are dense and waterproof, enabling them to repel dirt. Therefore they need minimal grooming. Brushing their coats once a week is usually adequate.

Origins

The Australian Terrier is also referred to as the Aussie. These dogs originated from Tasmania in the 19th century. Sources suggest that their ancestor is the rough-coated terrier. This was an import from the Great Britain.

The terriers were then cross-bred with other Australian native breeds. The result was the Aussie we know today. Some of the breeds used in the outcross were the Cairn, Yorkshire, Irish and the Skye Terriers.

The reason for developing Aussies was to create fast and tough dog breeds. These animals helped in hunting rodents and snakes. Occasionally, they were also used to tend sheep and protect the farmers’ lands.

The first time the Aussie was developed was back in the 1820s. At the time they were called the Rough-Coated Terrier. It wasn’t until 1897 that they got their official name.

Key Characteristics Of Australian Terriers

Are Australian Terriers Family-Friendly?

They are generally affectionate and energetic dogs. These little dogs are known for their lively and playful nature, making them great playmates for children.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Australian Terriers may suffer from:

Legg-Perthes disease

A degenerative hip joint condition where the blood supply to the femoral head is disrupted, leading to bone collapse and arthritis.

Diabetes

Diabetes in dogs is a metabolic disorder characterized by insufficient insulin production or ineffective use of insulin, leading to elevated blood sugar levels and potential health complications.

Patellar luxation

Patellar luxation in dogs is a condition where the kneecap (patella) shifts out of its normal position, causing intermittent lameness and potential long-term joint problems.

Nature / Temperament

These are a quiet Terrier breed. They’re also friendly, intelligent, adaptable and alert.

Suitable Environment

The Australian Terrier is quite the adaptable little character, thriving in various living situations as long as it gets enough mental and physical stimulation. These pooches do well in apartments due to their size, but they’ve got an engine of energy and a bold spirit, so they really appreciate having a secure backyard where they can zip around and play.

Other Considerations

● Australian Terriers love to chase. To prevent this, ensure your yard has no cracks or gaps in the fence where they can escape through.

● The colour possibilities of the Aussie are blue-and-tan, sandy or solid red.

● These dogs are usually family-oriented. They become fond of kids and the elderly, but like with other breeds, they need to be supervised with young children.

● Aussies are intuitive. Since they like spending a lot of time with their family, they’ll naturally try and match their mood to yours. If you’re happy they’ll be lively, and if you’re depressed they’ll be dull and quiet.

● Australian Terriers really enjoy having their own space. Therefore consider getting them a crate designed for small breeds. This should be spacious enough for them to stand up, sleep and turn around.

How can I take good care of my Australian Terrier?

Nutrition

Aussies should have 0.5 – 1 cup of dry dog food every day. Luckily, these dogs are not picky eaters. They have a moderate appetite, and generally don’t overeat. Still, they need access to fresh water at all times.

Bear in mind that Aussies are prone to itchy skin and allergies. If your pup starts suffering from these conditions, try switching to premium lamb. If this doesn’t work, have a vet examine them.

Grooming

Keep their coats clean by brushing them at least once a week.

Exercise

Regular exercise and play is vital if you want your Australian Terrier to grow healthy. Take them for a walk for at least an hour every day. But ensure they’re on a leash to prevent them from chasing other animals.

Training

These are bright, inquisitive and clever dogs. The benefit of this is that they learn pretty quickly. The downside? They can start creating and following their own rules.

To avoid this, take them through obedience training. It’s important that you work with your Aussie during training. This way, they’ll be able to understand their place in the family. Also, keep the training sessions fun. Try using incentives like verbal praise and treats to motivate them.

If not well-socialised, Aussies can occasionally be aggressive. Start socialising them early by introducing them to an array of environments. As you build on their knowledge of the outside world, they’ll be less prone to aggression.

Most Asked Australian Terrier Questions

With the Aussie, there’s never a dull moment. These dogs are almost always energetic and excited. They will sympathise with your sad times and celebrate with you in times of bliss.

But they are also hunters at heart meaning they’ll chase small animals or pets (and yes, that includes cats). They also love to dig.

Aussies tend to be protective of their owners and surrounding. Though they’re not ‘yappy’, they generally alert owners when they see or hear something they deem suspicious. But beyond barking, they are too tiny to provide physical actual protection.

Australian Terriers for sale cost between $1000 to $1600 approximately.

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