Name: Australian Terrier
Country of origin: Australia
Size Type: Small Dog Breeds
Group: Terrier breed
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: Alert, Courageous, Loyal, Even Hardened, Companionable, Energetic
Height: Females: 23-28 cm; Males: 23-28 cm
Weight: Females: 5.4–6.4 kg; Males: 6.4–7.3 kg
Color: Red, Sand, Blue and Brown
Price of puppies: $1000 – $1500 USD
The Cairn, Dandy Dinmont, Irish, Manchester, Yorkshire, and Sky terriers have participated in the breeding of the Australian Terrier. The first records of this breed date from 1868, when the Wirehaired Terrier, an earlier prototype of the Australian Terrier, was presented at the Australian Royal Show in Queensland. In 1885 the breed was already widely known, in 1889 it was exhibited in Melbourne (Australian Terrier Exhibition). In 1889, a breed club was established in Melbourne. In 1896 a standard was developed, and in 1933 the Australian Terrier was recognized by the British Kennel Association. For the first time in 24 years of breed history, the Australian Terrier has been improved and registered by the American Kennel Association; the pedigree numbered 114 individuals.
A small, strong, working terrier, rather long, with pointed ears and a docked tail. Bluish tan, dark sand, or auburn color with a rough textured coat, a characteristic collar around the neck, and a soft, silky tufted on the head. Expression – lively and intelligent; temper – confident and energetic.
The Australian Terrier is energetic, brave, loyal, well-balanced, sociable, affectionate.