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Australian Terrier


The dog has got more fun out of man than man has got out of the dog, for man is the more laughable of the two animals.
- James Thurber

Australian Terrier

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This engaging little dog hails from Down Under, and was the first to be recognized as a purebred dog in his homeland back in 1868. 

He was originally known as the Rough Coated Terrier. Like other terriers, his primary mission in life is to control vermin, in his case, snakes and rats. He is also an effective watchdog and spunky all-round farm dog! 

The sturdy "Aussie" stands 10 inches tall at the shoulder. His pricked ears and bright eyes give him an alert and lively expression. He has a harsh, straight outer coat that covers a softer undercoat. He may be a solid sandy or red, or mixed blue and tan. The Aussie is naturally quite clean and requires minimal grooming to be a good pet or companion.

As a true terrier, the Australian Terrier is bold, agile, alert, and lively. Filled with self-confidence and possessing a 'big dog personality in the body of a small dog', he is not the dog to back down, even when faced by other larger breeds. This tough little customer has a reputation for friendliness and affectionate devotion for his human companions. He known for his loyalty and is an even tempered playmate for children.

Hardy and adaptable, the Aussie is a good choice for those with more restricted living arrangements. However, he is fun loving and enjoys playing and therefore needs regular exercise to ensure he remains trim and fit. As with all dogs, early obedience training and socialization will ensure he develops into a charming and well mannered adult.


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Erin McGlynn, Ace Breeders



Erin McGlynn
Box 591
Alder Flats, AB   T0C 0A0
(780) 898-1123

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Did you know?


The expression
 'three dog night' 
originated among 
Australian aboriginal peoples and means 
a night so cold you need to sleep with three dogs to keep warm'.


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