Height: 10-11 inches tall at the shoulder.
Small and sturdy; rodent & snake hunter.
The Australian Terrier is a small, sturdy, medium-boned working terrier, rather long in proportion to height with pricked ears and docked tail. They have a silky-soft topknot; their outer coat is harsh-textured, a distinctive ruff and apron. Australian Terriers are sound and free moving with good reach and drive. Their expression keen and intelligent.
Australian Terriers are fun loving, loyal, spirited, self-assured, smart, mischieveous at times, and they are curious. They are courageous, with a natural aggressiveness as vermin hunters. Alert and spirited, they are affectionate and friendly as companions. Some can be aggressive and shy with humans.
COLORS AND MARKINGS:
Australian Terriers can be blue and tan, solid sandy and solid red.
Blue: dark blue, steel-blue, dark gray-blue, or silver-blue. In silver-blues, each hair carries blue and silver alternating with the darker color at the tips. Tan markings (not sandy or red), on face, ears, underbody, lower legs and feet, and around vent. The richer the color and more clearly defined the better. Topknot - Silver or a lighter shade than head color. Sandy or Red - Any shade of solid sandy or solid red.