Australian Terrier

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Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Determined

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Medium
  • Trainability Determined
  • Overview

  • The Australian Terrier is alert, friendly and lively. The first Australian breed to be recognized, this small, sturdy dog was bred to exterminate rodents and snakes, and came to the United States in the 1940s. The Australian Terrier has a rough, wiry coat that is usually red or sandy in color, and is adaptable and makes a wonderful pet in any size living space. These confident pups love to be active, are excellent watchdogs, and do well with families as well as with individuals.

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