meet theAustralian Terrier


Training &Temperament

They’re alert, discerning watchdogs and said to be quick studies when training. The breed is described as spirited, alert and courageous, but also friendly and affectionate around humans. Australian Terriers can adapt to rural or urban dwellings and they do well with a family or someone living alone. As an active dog they will need regular exercise to keep them from becoming bored or developing destructive behavior.

  • Children


    92% agree

  • Other Pets



  • Training


    85% agree

  • Time Alone


    85% agree

Did You Know?

The Australian Terrier, one of the smallest of the working terriers, was bred to be both a helper and companion in rough times and terrain.

The Australian Terrier has an affinity for children, the elderly, and the handicapped.

The Australian Terrier was the first Australian breed to be recognized and shown in its native land.

The Australian Terrier was admitted to the AKC Registry in 1960, the first terrier addition in 24 years and the 114th breed entered into the AKC Stud Book.

The Australian Terrier is adaptable to most climates.

Australian Terriers were introduced to the U.S. in the late 1940's.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Blue & Tan 044
Red 140
Sandy 168
Black 007
Black & Red 014
Black & Tan 018
Blue 037
Blue & Black 038
Blue Black & Tan 047
Brindle 057
Red & Black 141
Red & Tan 250
Red & White 146
Sable 164


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Markings 002
Black Points 019