Homeland and time of occurrence:
Australia, XIX century; height 24.5-25.5 cm, weight 5-6 kg.
Despite their relatively small size, Australian terriers excellently manifest themselves in any situation: they hunt rats and snakes, guard sheep flocks, protect their owners from attacks by predators and detractors, etc.
The hard and thick coat of Australian terriers is represented by two types of colors: bluish tan and sandy.Breed history:
It is believed that the breed originated in the second half of the XIX century. For the first time officially represented in Melbourne in 1863. During the formation process, such terrier breeds as Cairn Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Sky Terrier, Dandy Dinmont Terrier and Norwich Terrier were involved. The initial use of these dogs was focused on the destruction of rats on farms and ranches.
Games, entertainment, recreation:
The Australian Terrier is an indispensable companion, especially on long and difficult journeys.
More than anything, these dogs love to romp and play noisily, and they don’t require the owner’s participation.
aussie04 Attractive features:
Australian Terriers are smart, strong, reliable dogs, known for their selfless bravery. They are loyal to their masters and spread this feeling to other family members.
Australian terriers play excellently with children and are friendly to unfamiliar dogs, cats and other pets. However, as a rule, they always chase rodents caught in the way, so it’s best not to let them off the leash during a walk.
Individuals of this breed are distinguished by excellent health. Genetically inherited diseases inherent in other dogs, they pass.
Australian terriers are quite self-sufficient, which creates certain problems in the process of dog training. However, these dogs very quickly learn new skills and always strive to please the owner.
They are easily mastered in the house, and their small size allows them to get the necessary amount of physical activity, even without going outside. Nevertheless, daily walks are certainly shown, only walking the Australian terriers is recommended on a leash, given their curiosity and propensity for pursuit rodents.
Currently, Australian terriers are most popular in their homeland and in New Zealand.
Australian Terriers live relatively long: life expectancy is 15 years or more.