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Australian Terrier

Appearance

AKC Height:

Ideally, 10-11 inches at the withers.

Colors:

Blue and tan, solid sandy, and solid red.

Basic Requirements

Weekly brushing will keep the moderate amount of shedding to a minimum. Fenced yards are a must.

Temperament

Australian Terriers are an active, high-energy breed. They want to be a part of the family. They make good watch dogs and are fearless and brave.

Australian Terrier Housebreaking

Housebreaking requires consistency on your part. Dogs are creatures of habit, and knowing the tips and tricks of training will make the process so much easier and less stressful. PUPPY HOUSEBREAKING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/puppy-housebreaking/ ADULT MARKING AND RETRAINING tips: https://www.dog-breeds.net/dog-housebreaking-marking-page/

Health

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The average lifespan is twelve years. Watch for diabetes and thyroid disorders, stifle problems (luxated patellar), Legg-Calve Perthes

Where to find puppies and adults

If you are looking for a puppy or adult dog, please read our important information on choosing a puppy from a breeder and adopting a dog from a rescue. There are good dog breeders and good dog rescues and there are bad dog breeders and bad dog rescues. Our information will help you to make an informed decision and will give you tips on what to look for and what to avoid.

Pet shops are not the best place to look for a puppy. Dogs from pet shops often come from puppy mills, and puppy mill dogs are often kept in unhealthy conditions. The best way to end puppy mills is to rescue or buy from reputable sources.