Farmers originally bred the Australian Terriers to hunt rabbits while they were out at work. The Australian Terriers are currently available in many variations throughout Europe and Australia.
Australian Terriers are known as "rabbits' terriers," as they are trained to either track or flush their prey into waiting nets set up by hunters.
Interesting Facts about the Australian Terrier
- Australian Terriers are small dogs from Australia.
- The Australian Terrier was first recognized by England's Kennel Club in 1933. They were brought to the US in the late 1940s. The breed debuted at the Westminster Kennel Club in 1957.
- The Australian Terrier was bred to hunt foxes and badgers.
- They are among the most energetic terriers in terms of exercise needs.
- Australian Terriers have health concerns such as seizures and cruciate ligament rupture.
- They can live for up to 14 years with relatively few health problems.
- Australian Terriers are an ideal dog for the apartment. However, they need plenty of exercise and interaction with people, especially children.
- These dogs don’t shed but will instead require regular grooming.
- While some Australian Terriers have long and smooth coats, others have short and wiry coats. The coat length often depends on the owner's preference.