Ease of Training
He was developed by cross breeding various terriers in the late 19th century
He's a native Australian breed
He was first shown in Australian in 1868
He cam to American in the late 1940's and was admitted into the American Kennel Club in 1960
He was bred to control rodents and snakes on farms and in homes
Personality and Behavior
He's feisty, courageous and confident
He's alert which makes him a fine watchdog who will raise the alarm if something is amiss
He's active and likes to investigate his surroundings
He likes being in close contact with his human family
He's eager to please you and loyal
He can adapt to most climates
He loves children
He loves to dig
He has a high prey drive and will chase any small critter within his sight
He can be dog-aggressive and in general doesn't get along with other male dogs
He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.
He sheds virtually no hair. You'll be hard-pressed to find a hair in your home! (Good for clean-freaks.)
Grooming / Maintenance
Option 1: Clip his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed occasionally.
Option 2: Strip his medium-length coat (pluck out the dead hairs) every 6 months and brush it occasionally.
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