The Australian Terrier is small, sturdy, and medium boned; this breed is lengthy in proportion to peak. This can be a working terrier that ought to exhibit a ground-covering gait and arduous situation. This canine’s weatherproof coat is made up of a brief, delicate undercoat and a harsh, straight, outer coat, about 2.5 inches lengthy, shorter on the tail and decrease legs. They sport a ruff across the neck and a topknot of longer hair provides to their eager, clever expression.
|Silhouette||Vigorous, low on legs, long, about 6.5 kg.|
|Cut||About 25 cm.|
|Hair||Double, rough, straight and dense|
|Dress||Variants of blue and fire marks, or light sand, red|
|Head||Long, flat skull, light stop|
|Eyes||Small almonds, dark brown|
|Character||Faithful, equal mood|
The nationwide terrier of Australia, this is without doubt one of the smallest of the working terriers. This breed was born in Tasmania, from numerous European breeds, and shares a lot of its background with the Silky Terrier. In Tasmania, the Tough Coated Terrier was an all-purpose companion, defending the house and farm from rodents, controlling livestock, and sounding the alarm at intruders. A cornucopia of breeds was crossed with this canine, amongst them the precursors of the Skye, Dandie Dinmont, Scotch, Yorkshire, and Manchester Terriers. The outcome was a canine that was each helpful and putting in look.
The primary of the breed was proven within the late 1800s as a “broken-coated terrier of blackish blue sheen.” The identify was quickly modified to the Blue and Tan, the Toy, then the Blue Terrier, then in 1900 the Tough-Coated Terrier, Blue and Tan. Though primarily identified for its blue and tan coloration, a crimson or sandy shade was additionally discovered among the many early representatives of the breed. Quickly after the breed had made its method to British present rings and houses, and by 1925 it had come to America. The Australian Terrier obtained AKC recognition in 1960.
One of many quieter terriers, the Aussie is nonetheless a plucky, powerful character, able to go after a rodent when the possibility arises. This canine is enjoyable loving and adventurous, and wishes each day train to maintain from turning into annoyed. Aussies are intelligent and usually desirous to please, making them one of many extra obedient terriers. They get alongside pretty effectively with different canines and family pets. They’re reserved with strangers. Reflecting their earth canine heritage, they prefer to dig.
That is an lively breed that wants outing daily, both a reasonable stroll, a rollicking sport, or an off-lead run in a protected space. Their wire coat wants weekly combing plus twice yearly skilled grooming (common plucking of useless hairs will hold the coat in optimum situation yr spherical). Some trimming across the toes will add to a tidy look.
- Main issues: none
- Minor issues: patellar luxation, diabetes
- Often seen: Legg-Perthes, seizures, cruciate ligament rupture
- Prompt assessments: (eye), knee, thyroid
- Life span: 12–14 years