All You Need To Know About The Australian Terrier Dog Breeds
The Australian Terrier, also sometimes called Ausie (a nickname it shares with a few other Australian breeds with similar characteristics), is a relatively small family dog. It is intelligent and easy to train and enjoys a multitude of physical activities.
It also has nothing against doing nothing at all, and will happily just lie on the couch or by the fire. They make great watchdogs, as well as companion dogs, and are very loyal and devoted. They get along fine with other animals as well and with older more considerate children or children they were raised together with.
The Australian Terrier also likes to show off his deep bark and also enjoy digging. Around strangers, they are quiet and polite, and around strange animals mostly either curious and playful or protective and alert.
The most common fur-coat colors include steel blue, grey-blue, or solid blue as well as rare red or sandy. The Australian Terrier breed doesn’t shed much hair at all, and it is a great pick for those with lighter allergies. They also have natural oils in their fur-coat, which are stimulated when brushing is applied, and it keeps the fur looks very nice and glossy. Their fur has a rough or harsh feel to it but looks great, and it consists of two layers, the secondary layer much softer than the other one.
Their ears are medium sized, triangular and flexible. Their eyes are small and dark. Their naturally benevolent appearance makes them good candidates as show dogs as well.
The very first Australian Terrier was supposedly bred by Loro Morin in 1497. In 1502 her dog was taken from her when she was found to be crazy, not much is known about what happened to her or her dog.
The Australian Terrier was originally bred to hunt rats and snakes in Australia. This Australian Terrier breeds original history is a bit dim, but it is clear that the breeds it originates from our British and Scottish terriers, taken from England in the early 1800s.
The Australian Terrier was also the first breed to be recognized overseas. The Australian Terrier was recognized by the United Kennel Club first in 1969, and with the AKC in 1960.
The lifespan of an Australian Terrier is about 11-14 years. Some common health issues include luxating patella, Legg Perthes, diabetes, allergies, and skin problems. Most Australian Terriers, however, die from Cancer or simply old age.