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Australian Terrier Breed Summary
Tenacious, Independent, Hardworking, and Lively
These dogs are known for their incredibly happy and playful personalities. However, they are also very hearty and robust little characters! As they are Terriers, they are very alert by nature and are also extremely adaptable; they are just as happy to live in an apartment as they would be in a mansion.
Fun Fact: They became a recognized breed in 1936.
|Kennel Club Group||Terrier|
|Lifespan||12 - 14 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 10in - 11in|
|Weight||Males and Females 15lb - 20lb|
|Coat||Coat is Longer, Harsh and Coarse. Top Coat is Dense and Under Coat is Shorter and Softer|
|Color||Blue, Steel blue, Dark Gray blue|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Common health issues||Diabetes, Cataracts, Luxating patellas, Ruptured cruciate ligaments, Allergic dermatitis, Ear infections|
|Other Names||Aussie, Aussie Terrier|
The mischievous and high-spirited personality of these Australian Terrier's means that they are full of attitude, and often have the confidence of a larger breed, so it’s best to watch out for them in cases of confrontation, where these pooches may get a little too big for their collars! Attitude aside, this breed will become strongly attached to its family and will love each member for different reasons. Their affectionate and playful ways make them the perfect playmate for a child and these dogs have actually been known to match their mood to your own! So, if you’re feeling down, they will act calm and quiet and attempt to cuddle in with you but if you’re happy and excited, they will become lively and playful.