Some people joke about the 'terrier' name deriving from the word 'terror'. Whatever its origins, to avoid terror from your terrier, it is vitally important that you provide them with mental stimulation, daily exercise and good leadership.
Like most other terrier breeds, the Australian Terrier tends to be bossy and will nudge or bark at you until they get what they want. Don't be fooled by their innocent looks and adorable head tilt - they will take over your household if you let them!
Australian Terriers consider a game of chase to be great fun, and at the park they will want to chase a ball or other dogs around for hours. With their boundless energy, they can also excel in agility or other dog sports.
These balls of fun are more suitable for households with no kids as they tend to be a little bit wary of children and their bossy temperament can be too pushy for some children.
|Life expectancy:||12-15 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Low|
|Activity level:||Very high|