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Australian Terrier

Origin Australia
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Other Names
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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Australian Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Australian Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Australian Terrier gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

What is the Australian Terrier's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Australian Terrier weigh?
9-14 pounds (4-6 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
11.5 pounds (5 kg)
How tall is the Australian Terrier?
9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Australian Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the Australian Terrier's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Blue TanSandyRed
How to groom the Australian Terrier and how often?
Average: The Australian Terrier requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Australian Terrier, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Australian Terriers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Australian Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Australian Terriers could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.


What kind of personality does the Australian Terrier have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Australian Terrier?
Smart: Australian Terrier's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Are Australian Terriers easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Australian Terriers are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Australian Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Australian Terriers are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Australian Terriers are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Australian Terriers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Australian Terriers bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Australian Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Australian Terriers good watchdogs?
Australian Terriers are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Australian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Australian Terrier can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Australian Terrier will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Australian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Australian Terrier do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Australian Terriers have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Australian Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Australian Terrier to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Wanderlust potential of the Australian Terrier is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Australian Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Australian Terriers are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Australian Terriers good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Australian Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Australian Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Australian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Australian Terriers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Australian Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Australian Terriers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Australian Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Australian Terriers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Australian Terriers are not dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Australian Terrier is not the best choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Australian Terriers have health problems?
Australian Terriers are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Australian Terriers live? What is this dog average life span?
12-15 years
Is the Australian Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Australian Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Australian Terrier have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Australian Terriers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Australian Terriers require per day?
Australian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Australian Terriers don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Australian Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average. The Australian Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Australian Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Australian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Australian Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Australian Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Australian Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Australian Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Australian Terrier have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Australian Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies


  • Hypoallergenic: Australian Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Australian Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Australian Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Australian Terrier's intelligence is above average.
  • Trainability: Australian Terriers are easy to train.
  • Mouthiness: Australian Terriers have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Adaptability: Australian Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Territorial: Australian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.

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