Original Name : Australian Terrier
Type : Lupoid
Other Names : Aussie
Male size : Around 10 inches
Male weight : Around 14 lbs
Female size : A little under 10 inches
Female weight : A little under 14 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Australia
Essentially working dogs, Australian Terriers are also loyal and even-tempered enough to be excellent companions.
Covered with a soft top-knot.
Long in proportion to height, solidly built.
Blue, steel blue or dark gray-blue, with rich tan markings. Clear sandy or red acceptable with a lighter top-knot.
Small, erect, pointed, well carried.
Docked, set high and carried erect, but not over the back.
Harsh, straight, dense topcoat, around 2½ inches long, and short undercoat.
Australian Terriers are members of the oldest recognized breed in their homeland. Breeders prioritized qualities like hardiness and courage. From its Tasmanian base, the breed gradually spread across the mainland, as a working terrier and a companion dog.These sturdy, low-set dogs are rather longer than they are high. Lively, active and well built, they very much share the terrier temperament. Their harsh untrimmed coat forms a clear ruff around the neck extending to the breastbone. The long, strong head contributes to a hardy, rugged appearance.
Australian Terriers were originally bred in Tasmania from various British breeds, including Scottish Terriers. The Australian National Kennel Council recognized the breed back in 1928.