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Australian Terrier

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Dog Breed Group
Terrier Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Australia, vermin hunter. 
Life Expectancy
15 + Years 
Color
Blue and tan, grey-blue and tan, the richer these colours the better. Blue on tail very dark. Distribution of blue and tan as fo 
Coat
Straight, fine and glossy; silky texture 
Exercise Needs
Minimum exercise is needed, but he will enjoy a daily walk or free roam in a fenced yard. 
Temperament
Very friendly, quick and responsive. 
Good with Children
Good with older children. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Easy to care for coat. Brush his coat a couple of times a week as the brushing stimulates the natural oils in his coat giving hi 
Average Size - Male (in)
10 - 11 
Average Size - Female (in)
10 - 11 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
12 - 14 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
12 - 14 
Health Issues
May suffer from dislocated kneecaps, deterioration of the hip joint and skin problems.v
Living Conditions
Urban, rural, suburban. Apartment is fine if sufficient if daily walks are given. 

Breed Description

The Australian Terrier is one of the newer terrier breeds. First exhibited in 1885 as the Australian rough terrier, the perky breed can be traced back to an extinct British breed, the broken-haired, black-and-tan Old English terrier, but it includes in its heritage a number of other terriers, among them possibly the Dandie Dinmont, Skye, Scottish, Cairn, and Yorkshire terriers.

Breed Infobits

Like most dogs the coat of the Australian Terrier will benefit from regular brushing.
The Australian Terrier is a small but confident dog.
The Australian Terrier is are very similar to their cousin, the Yorkshire Terrier.

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