Size : 5-6 kg (11-14lb ) .25cm (10in)
Grooming : minimal
Training : time consuming
Colours : blue and tan , sandy
Developed as a farm ratter and watchdog in Australia in the 19th century , this though , pugnacious breed is now found throughout the English –speaking world . it is descended from a range of british breeds brought to Australia by settlers, and its long head and body shows a family resemblance to cairn , Yorkshire, and skye terriers .
The Australian terrier will take on allcomers , including snakes , and still makes an effective small watchdog . given firm training when young , it is a robust and energetic companion .the coat is long but wiry , and so does not mat easily