Quieter than your average terrier, the Australian Terrier makes a top watchdog. This courageous breed was originally developed to help early Australian settlers control rodent and snake numbers. This breed has remained a faithful companion but is inclined to dig up backyards.Appearance
Height: 23-28 cm at the shoulder
Weight: 6 kgCoat and Grooming
The Aussie comes in blue and tan. They are also seen in red and sandy with a topknot of a lighter shade. It has a harsh, straight dense topcoat and a soft, straight undercoat. The water-proof coat needs brushing a couple times a week. Also, twice a year it is recommended that this breed have its coat stripped.Health
A hardy breed with no real health concerns. Can live for 15 years or more.Environment and Exercise
This breed is fine as a house dog. Exercise is important to this energetic dog so be prepared to take this dog for a daily outing. The Aussie is best kept 011 a lead so it can't chase small animals.Compatibility with Kids and other Pets
The Australian Terrier is happy to be a child's playmate as long as they refrain from teasing. They are reasonably friendly with other dogs and pets.