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Australian Terrier Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Australian Terrier
The area where the animal first came from
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 Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
14 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Tan, Gold, Black
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Courageous, energetic and confident
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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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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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

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