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Dog Breed : Australian Terrier

The Australian Terrier, originally known as the Broken-Coated Toy Terrier was developed in Australia during 1800's to work around farms, as a ratter and watchdog. It is descended from British terriers, and counts in its ancestry the Dandie Dinmont Terrier.


Height: 10" (25.4cm)

Weight: 12 - 14 lbs (5.4 - 6.2 kg)

Coat Type: The coat is a coarse, hard, straight hair, with a distinctive ruff about the neck. Its grooming needs are easy and only involve some brushing and a bit of trimming around the feet and ears.

Temperament: The Australian Terrier is feisty and dutiful, and makes an entertaining, endearing companion. It is well suited to life in the city and the country.

Special Interest: Although it is one of the smallest of the working terrier breeds, the Australian Terrier is still tough enough to go after snakes.

AKC: Group 4 - Terriers
CKC: Group 4 - Terriers
KC: Sporting - Terrier Group
FCI: Group 3
ANKC: Group 2 - Terriers

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