Colour: Blue, sandy or red
Lifespan: 14 years
alert • active • loyal • friendly • extrovert • obedient • courageous
Australian Terriers are high energy workers. Easily aroused by quick movement, these dogs are alert, courageous hunters, and need plenty to do and a great deal of exercise to keep them happy.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats.
This terrier is quick, alert and excited by quick movement, and easily aroused.
High. Needs plenty of exercise to burn off abundant energy.
owners affectionate, biddable
children good if raised with them
other pets may kill small pets, may injure cats unless raised with them
unfamiliar dogs can be problematic
Experienced owner who can provide an outlet for this dog's high energy levels through games, play and exercise.
May be aggressive to other dogs unless well socialized.
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