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Australian Terrier


Australian Terriers are high energy dogs that may openly compete with other canines. They are obedient and affectionate to humans, however, making them easy to train and get along with in a household. Their fun-loving natures and companionable attitudes make them a great fit for an active owner or family.

Adult Size

  • Small

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Terrier Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Rough Coat


  • Black
  • Blue
  • Merle
  • Red


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Highly Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 10-13″

Full Grown Weight

  • 11-15lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather
  • Does Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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