the vermin catchers of the dog world, and Tenterfield Terriers were
brought to Australia in its early days as working dogs for ratting and
hunting fox and rabbit. They flourished until they could be found on
nearly every farm.
The Tenterfield Terrier stands 11 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a smooth
coat that is mostly white with black, liver and/or tan markings. His tail
is docked or naturally bobtailed. Grooming requirements are minimal.
As a true terrier, the
Tenterfield Terrier is
bold, agile, alert, and lively. Possessing a 'big dog personality in the
body of a small dog', the Tenterfield is not the dog to back down, even
when faced by other larger breeds.
A loyal and affectionate dog with the
family, he makes
a good companion for children, the elderly, and even with cats with early obedience training and
socialization! The Tenterfield gets along well with other dogs and is
often seen with larger canine companions.
It should be emphasized that the
Tenterfield Terrier is used to working and is fearless while on the hunt.
He has a high energy level. He requires daily
outdoor exercise. He is very intelligent and will invent his own entertainment