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Australian Terrier
This spirited, smart Terrier from Down Under makes an energetic and loyal companion.
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.
Australian Terrier profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Heat tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Tendency to bark or howl
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Energy level
  
  
  
  
  
General health