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The Australian Terrier was developed in Australia, as his name implies. Bred to hunt and exterminate rodents and snakes, Australian Terriers were also prized as watchdogs and companions. Today, the Australian Terrier dog breed maintains those same characteristics: he is a delightful companion, a fierce earth dog competitor, and a conformation and obedience showman.The Australian Terrier is descended from the rough coated type terriers brought from Great Britain to Australia in the early 19th century. The ancestral types of all of these breeds were kept to eradicate mice and rats. The Australian Terrier shares ancestors with the Cairn Terrier, Shorthaired Skye Terrier, and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier; Yorkshire Terriers and Irish Terriers were also crossed into the dog during the breeds development.BehaviorHappy go lucky and eager to please, the Australian Terrier is full of personality. As a terrier, the Aussie likes to bark, but less so than its counterparts. And don’t let its size fool you – even though this is a small dog, the Aussie makes an excellent watch Dogs.Intelligent and always on the go, Australian Terriers love to dig.Common Health ProblemsA hardy and healthy breed, the Australian Terrier shouldn’t run up your vet bills. However, so health concerns related to this breed include allergies, arthritis, cataracts, diabetes, cancer, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, patellar luxation and thyroid issues.
NameAustralian TerrierOther Names AussieOrigin AustraliaDogs For Kids And FamiliesType PurebredLife Span 12-15 yearsTemperament AlertCompanionableCourageousEven TemperedLoyalSpiritedIntelligentHeight 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)Weight 9-14 pounds (4-6 kg)Breed Group Terrier (AKC:1960 & UKC)Size SmallColors Blue & TanRedSandyBlueLitter Size 3-6 puppiesPuppy Price Average $600 - $800 USD