Get to know the Australian Terrier
All you need to know about the breed
With the Australian Terrier, you get a lot of dog in one small package. They are the smallest of the Terrier breeds but you wouldn’t know it from their playful and energetic disposition. Your Australian Terrier doesn’t need to run a marathon, but several daily walks around the neighbourhood - on a leash - will keep them fit and their energy in check. This breed tends to stay lively well into old age, so is best suited to active households.
There are many benefits to living with an Australian Terrier - they’re great watchdogs, they’re loyal, and they’re low-shedding - but they have a few habits you should be aware of. First up, they’re vocal, which can be hard on the ears. Train your Australian Terrier early to help them keep their barking under control.
Their legacy as a working breed means that Australian Terriers possess a high prey drive, so small, furry animals are simply too much temptation. This is why you will need to keep your Australian Terrier on a leash during walks - they’ll be off at the first scent of any potential prey. Another important point: if you have a garden, a fence is a must, as your Australian Terrier will wander off thanks to their curious nature.
Australian Terriers are an all-round great family dog: friendly towards children and grandparents, they form close attachments to their humans, adapting to match the household mood. They will follow you around, be by your side to greet guests, and play with children, before cuddling up next to you for a nap. Sounds good, right?
2 facts about Australian Terriers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Australian Terrier
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