The Australian Terrier was created to help Australians in the tough Outback. He helped early pioneers control pests and snakes. He helped herd livestock and warned owners of intruders on the property. It was the first breed of dog acknowledged as originating in Australia back in 1868.
This dog is versatile and adapts to any living environment, whether rural or domestic. He’s affectionate and friendly around people and is a great companion for families or loners. He can handle any climate due to his weatherproof double coat which barely sheds. He has an alert, keen expression and lots of confidence. He’s a small dog, standing at 10-11 inches high.