Australian Terrier

Ease of Training
Guard Dog


  • 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.

Other varieties

  • N/A


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