Physical Characteristics of the Australian Terrier The Australian Terrier is a small, sturdy, medium-boned working terrier... Aussies come in three colors... Blue & Tan, Solid Sandy, and Solid Red. Australian Terriers are intelligent, spirited and self-assured.

Australian Terrier Temperament The Australian Terrier was developed as a companion, and as a result, will be happiest when with "his" people. Aussies are not suited to living outside, or spending long hours in a run or fenced yard alone. They are happiest when in close contact with their families. Australian Terriers are born diggers, as "going to ground" is part of their heritage. They are excellent jumpers, and it is nearly impossible to teach an Aussie to resist the urge to chase squirrels, rabbits, cats, etc. Aussies were bred to hunt vermin, and this instinct is still very strong in their temperaments. Aussies are natural watch dogs, and will sound the alarm should any strange dog or person approach the house. Terriers in general are very lively and outgoing, and have a high energy level that does not make them suitable pets for everyone. As with other terriers, they can be dog-aggressive and somewhat bossy, and care must be taken when living in a multi-pet household. In general, adult male terriers do not get along well with other adult male dogs. from the Australian Terrier Club of America

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