Friday, March 30, 2012

The Alluring Australian Terriers

By: Ed Gonzalez

The Australian Terriers came into existence at around the 19th century. This is the only other terrier aside from the schnauzer that did not originate from England. In the early days they were kept in ships to kill vermin plus other small insects and unwanted animals. Their sharp hearing and excellent eyesight make them good watch dogs. 

They are delightful. Aussie dog owners rarely switch to any other pet dogs. The reason for this is that they are quite dedicated to their owners and their household members. Having two Australian male terriers living together can cause problems. They will not be able to live in peace.

Australian Terriers are good companion dogs for older people, and are exceptional pet dogs for children. However, they must be properly supervised if they are around toddlers and younger children, 

The Australian Terriers are fit for both city and country living. Owners must make sure that there are sufficient areas where they can exercise, and they must never let their dogs out of their sight. 

These dogs are programmed to have superior hunting skills. Australian Terriers may go forward unmindfully  crossing the road, even if there is traffic. Be careful and make sure that you are in control by having them leashed. If not, the safest way is to carry them.

These small dogs are strong and very active. They are so brave, just like many of the bigger dogs. They have boundless energy, plus they are very kind and tender pet dogs. Their intelligence is extraordinary. These pet dogs are very receptive and will protect their owners from any kind of danger. 

Australian Terriers are always aware of things that are happening around them. One of their outstanding characters is that they are so entertaining. They are very confident, inquisitive and energetic creatures. 

These are dogs want to satisfy their owners. They don't snap but they are known to bark. These dogs must be taught to stay still and stop. They can be trained. 

Children of such dogs must learn to be the leaders. Owners must treat their pet dogs kindly. These dogs are friendly towards other dogs but they chase smaller animals when they are out the house. Sometimes, these pet dogs can be rather stubborn and they will do only what they want. To deal with this, owners must set their own rules. Their pet dogs must be trained to obey orders and they will follow quite easily.

Their height is around 10 – 11 inches starting from their shoulders. Their weight averages 14 – 16 pounds. Their body coats are two to two and one half inches in length.

Take care of them and they will always display affection towards their owners. These dogs are very obedient dogs and are so protective of their owners. They are extraordinary, loving dogs.


Betty Roan said...

Interesting post. Hubby and I have been thinking of getting a puppy, but can't decide on the breed.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Terrier's spirits so often are so much bigger than their bodies! Sounds like an awesome breed!

BeadedTail said...

Those are cute little dogs! Thanks for all the info!

George The Lad said...

I saw one at Crufts, lovely dog a bit liks moms last dog. He was a standered Yorkie.
Thanks for your visit that was a long word you used! had to google it ;) true to.
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Wyatt said...

You have to love a terrier! So much attitude, especially the short ones...hee hee

Wyatt and Stanzie

Nancy Claeys said...

An adorable breed! Thank you for the interesting profile. :)

scotsmad said...

We have a little Australian Terrier Friend!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy