Height: 10 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 14 to 16 pounds
Coat: shaggy and rough
Life span: 15 years
Breed Group: Terriers
The Australian Terrier was developed in Australia, as his name implies. Bred to hunt and exterminate rodents and snakes, Australian Terriers were also prized as watchdogs and companions. Today, the Australian Terrier maintains those same characteristics: he is a delightful companion, a fierce earthdog competitor, and a conformation and obedience showman.