Small and sturdy, these dynamic dogs are known for being tenacious and hard-working. They love to be active, but they are also great companions because they are very affectionate. The coat of an Australian Terrier is rough and durable. Coat colors include sandy, red and blue and tan.
Origin of the Australian Terrier
The Australian Terrier descends from a variety of terriers brought to Australia with British settlers. Development of the breed started in the early to mid 19th Century and its forebears include breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers, Skye Terriers, Irish Terriers and Cairn Terriers.
Is a Australian Terrier right for me?
If the Australian Terrier is your choice of breed, plan on having an intelligent dog that is ready to be as active as you want it to be. Their love of play makes them great for kids and they are also known for being upbeat and friendly.
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