Do Australian Terriers need a lot of exercise?

Do Australian Terriers need a lot of exercise?

Australian Terriers have high energy and need plenty of exercise. But their compact size and low-shedding, low-maintenance coat make them a good choice for active apartment dwellers.

How long do Australian Terrier dogs live?

12 – 15 years
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Are Australian terriers affectionate?

Australian Terriers are known to be spirited, courageous, and affectionate.

What kind of dog is an Australian Terrier?

A feisty, small breed of dog that is well known for its tenacious spirit, the Australian Terrier is well suited for both rural and city life. This hypoallergenic dog makes a wonderful companion for many different types of owners.

When did the Australian Terrier first come to the UK?

These terriers have been popular in their native Australia for decades having worked on rural farms and been kept as pets too. The Australian Terrier first arrived on British shores back in the 19th Century and was recognised by the Kennel Club in 1933.

Is it illegal to dock an Australian Terrier’s tail?

Traditionally, an Australian Terrier’s tail was always docked, but since the law banning the procedure came into effect in 2007, tail docking is now illegal with the exception being for some working breeds and if a dog suffers from some sort of health issue that requires their tails to be docked.

What kind of coat does an Australian Terrier have?

However, the top coat is shorter on the lower legs and tail that it is on the dogs’ bodies. The undercoat on Australian Terriers is short and soft. Coat colors for this breed are blue and tan, sandy, and red. The blue coloration on these dogs is varied and includes dark blue, steel blue, silvery blue and dark bluish grey types.

How often should you groom an Australian Terrier?

They are easy to groom and have a weather resistant coat. These dogs should never be clipped and, if necessary should be plucked instead. They should be brushed and combed at least once a week and the ears checked for hair that may block the canals.

The Aussie is an intelligent, friendly little dog, that is very good at obedience and agility. They are very anxious to please and make good watchdogs. They are not yappy, as some of the small dogs can be, but will bark if necessary. They have to be trained quite strictly as they can do their own thing otherwise.

What kind of training does an Australian Terrier need?

Easy Training: The Australian Terrier sometimes has its own agenda, so training must be strict, but not harsh. Australian Terriers learn quickly and can pick up a number of tricks and activities. They excel at dog agility and earthdog competitions, in which they must scent and track prey through a series of underground tunnels.

When does an Australian Terrier change its colour?

Their coats are harsh and straight on top and shorter and softer underneath. The Aussie can be blue and tan, steel blue, dark grey blue, solid sandy, red or solid black. There can be a change in coat colour when the puppy is about nine months old.