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Australian Terrier

Australian Terrier Facts

NameAustralian Terrier
OriginAustralia
Average Size25cm (10in)
Average Weight6kg (14lbs)
Average Life Span14 years
GroupTerrier
ColourTan, Gold, Black
Average Litter Size4
TemperamentCourageous, energetic and confident
TrainingShould 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.