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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Terrier group.


12-14 pounds (5-7 kilograms).


Approximately 10 inches at the shoulders.


Colors include tan, red, sandy, blue-black, and silver-black.

Coat: This breed has a rough, straight, and dense outter coat and a soft undercoat. The coat also includes a topknot on the head and a ruff around the dog's neck.



Australian Terriers are friendly, outgoing, and energetic. Sometimes bossy, these dogs love to chase small animals and enjoy spending time with their owners.

Country of Origin:



The Australian Terrier was developed in Australia during the nineteenth century, probably through mixing several types of terriers including Irish, Scottish, Yorkshire, Cairn, and Dandie Dinmont terriers. These dogs were bred to be able to withstand the harsh environment of the outback and are excellent at hunting vermin and even snakes. This breed was recognized by the British Kennel Club in 1933 and by the American Kennel Club in 1960.


Australian Terrier, Aussie, Broken-Coated Terrier.


The Australian Terrier has of the temperament of a working dog and is alert and energetic. These dogs are courageous, eager to please, and easy to train. Due to their friendly and even nature, Australian Terriers make great companion animals.



These dogs are eager to please and very easy to train.


Australian Terriers are very lively and active dogs. They love to chase small animals and are great jumpers.


Australian Terriers make excellent companions. These dogs aren't snappy or yappy like some other terriers and are even great companions for children. Australian Terriers also make good watchdogs as they are very alert and only bark when there is a reason to bark. However, potential owners must keep in mind that these dogs are very energetic and require lots of exercise and activity.


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