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Australian Terrier


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Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier
The Australian Terrier is spirited, alert, courageous, and self-confident, with the natural aggressiveness of a ratter and hedge hunter, as a companion, friendly and affectionate.

Aussies are very intelligent. They are happiest when with their families, and therefore they should not be left outside for long periods of time. They are natural watchdogs and will sound the alarm if a strange animal or person approaches.

As with other terriers, they can be dog-aggressive and somewhat bossy, and care must be taken when living in a multi-pet household. In general, adult male terriers do not get along well with other adult male dogs.


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Australian Terrier Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed...
Australian Terrier
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from...
Australia
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
25cm (10in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
6kg (14lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
14 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
Terrier
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Tan, Gold, Black
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
4
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Courageous, energetic and confident
Training:
The level of house-training needed for the animal...
Should be trained from an early age and respond best to fun and challenging training methods

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