COUNTRY: Australia
WEIGHT: 12-14 pounds
HEIGHT: 10 inches
COAT: 2 1/2 inches, harsh, straight, dense
COLOR: Blue/tan
GROUP: Terrier

The Australian Terrier was originally bred to hunt small rabbits and other animal, as well as rats. Although also it has been recruited to serve to him as guardian and until as shepherd of ewes. It has the sense of the ear very developed.

This race was originated in Australia. It descends from terrier taken to Australia by Scottish families at the beginning of century XIX. Possibly crossings with other races took place between which some are included terriers, like the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, the Terrier de Skye, the Cairn Terrier, the Terrier de Norwich, the Irish Terrier, the Border Terrier and the Terrier de Yorkshire.

Excellent mascot. Loyal to the family, very intelligent and of active character and juguetón. Although he is a little dominant and as the experts say: if you do not train the dog, then she is going it to the dog to train you. Llévelo to classes of obedience from early age. Good with the children of the house, but like in the great majority of all the races, nonrecommendable for the bebitos. One adapts to all type of preparation that his master can provide to him, perfect for the life in apartment, house and property. It is thankful for daily exercise, which can be a long walk. The hair needs minimum maintenance, daily cepillada has to be enough.

Relation of canine bunds that recognize this race. Useful references to consider the popularity of this race, the realised effort to maintain defined it, to obtain advising before acquiring a puppy of pure blood, and seeing this race compete.