Australian terrier is a small working terrier of good symmetry, moderate weight, and medium bone. Generally, it has erect ears and a truncated tail, and a little taller than its body length.
Its coat is blue or brown, dark khaki, or deep red. The outer coat is very dense. There is a distinct coat on the neck and around the body. And its head also has a silky soft coat.
The dog is resistant to heat and cold. When summer comes, the heat might do harmful to dogs and make them unpleasant. It is recommended that Australian terriers' body hair be shaved short in summer.
The living place is required good ventilation, which can effectively avoid the occurrence of skin diseases, and also prevent insects, fleas are parasitic. The best way to keep it comfortable is to give it a bath, and it's basically just once a week.
The life span of an Australian terrier is about 14 years.
The Australian terrier has long hair all over the body and long hair covering the head. Shower once a day in summer and at least twice a week in winter. Brush your dog's hair every day to keep it smooth. Keep your dog's teeth, earwax, and toes clean each week. It is better to take a leash with you every time when you take it out, to prevent the dog from running around so that the hair will get dirty easily. Usually at home to prepare the daily use of dog medicine, which is more active dogs, so it is more vulnerable. Dogs can also be allergic to certain medications. The amount of each medication is used differently. So ask your pet doctor before using it.
They are alert and brave, in addition, they are natural rat hunters because they are very good at hunting, and given their size and personality, they are actually more of companion dogs. Of course, they can also be excellent watchdogs against intruders.
Why is the Australian terrier so powerful? It all starts with the ancestor of the strong-willed Australian terrier, who came from England. The dogs were first brought to Australia by British settlers in order to breed a type of rat dog that could serve farms and large ranchers, and later developed into what is now the Australian terrier.
The Australian terrier has a lot of energy and likes to fight with other pets, so you can't mix with other dogs and cats unless you grew up with them.
The Australian terrier is resistant to cold and heat, and the hot weather can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. It is recommended to shave its hair a little shorter in summer. Make sure that your place of residence is well ventilated, this can effectively prevent the occurrence of skin diseases. During the summer months when diseases are most prevalent, care is taken to prevent the dog from developing diseases such as bone disease, food poisoning, heat stroke, sunstroke, filariasis transmitted by mosquitoes, and ECZEMA.