The Australian Terrier was developed in Australia, as his name implies. Bred to hunt and exterminate rodents and snakes, Australian Terriers were also prized as watchdogs and companions. Today, the Australian Terrier dog breed maintains those same characteristics: he is a delightful companion, a fierce earthdog competitor, and a conformation and obedience showman.

Watch and learn about Australian Terrier Dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Australian Terrier Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Australian Terrier Dog Terrier Dogs 10 inches to 11 inches tall at the shoulder 14 to 16 pounds Up to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Australian Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Australian Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Australian Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Australian Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Australian Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Australian Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Australian Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 1 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Australian Terrier has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Australian Terrier is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Australian Terrier has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs

Height

10 inches to 11 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

14 to 16 pounds

Life Span

Up to 15 years

Highlights

The Aussie is all terrier, and not everyone finds his favorite hobbies endearing: he loves to bark, dig, and chase.Bossy is the Aussie’s middle name. He wants to be the dominant dog in a multidog household (males can be cranky with other male dogs). In fact, he’ll happily take over the role of pack leader among people, too — so be sure to establish yourself as the boss before he does.Early training and socialization are musts to keep this dog happy and well liked by family and friends, both human and animal.The Aussie’s personality is active and lively. If you prefer a dog with a more subdued nature, look at other breeds first.To get a healthy pet, never buy a puppy from a backyard breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Find a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs for genetic health conditions and good temperaments.