Australian Terrier Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
Deriving from Australia, the Australian Terrier is believed to have been bred along similar lines to the Australian Silky Terrier who is found in the Toy Group. The Australian Terrier is probably a mix of Scottish terriers and North of England terriers and looks every inch a business-like little dog. He is small, less than 10″ but sturdy and looks long in proportion to his height. There is nothing trimmed or prepared about his coat and in appearance he should look “hard bitten and rugged”.
The Australian Terrier is very popular in his native country and makes a cheerful family pet; like most terriers he is a conscientious guard and will alert you to the presence of any strangers. He was first shown in Australia in 1899 and arrived in the UK shortly after, gaining KC recognition in 1936.
The Australian Terrier’s coat is harsh with a pronounced ruff around the neck with a short, soft undercoat. The colour is required to be strong and clear; he is either a solid red with a lighter coloured topknot, or blue and tan with a distinct topknot.
- Heirs of Oz Belgium
- Kisamba Denmark
- Unfortunately the UK does not appear to have a Breed Club with a website or contact details
Rescue and Rehoming
If you need to rehome your own dog, first contact the breeder to see what support she can offer. If that doesn’t resolve your problem then contact a designated Rescue organisation (if one exists) or a Breed Club.