This spirited, smart Terrier from Down Under makes an energetic and loyal companion.

Vital Stats

Height: 10 to 11 inches at shoulder

Weight: 14 to 16 pounds

Coat: shaggy and rough

Life span: 15 years

 
Summary

 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 maintains those same characteristics: he is a delightful companion, a fierce earthdog competitor, and a conformation and obedience showman.   Full Australian Terrier profile on DogTime.com

Mouthiness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
General health:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)