So you’re looking to adopt an Australian Terrier, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Australian Terriers are small but sturdy, self-confident terriers known for a longish torso, distinctive coat furnishings around the neck and forequarters, and a topknot of soft, silky hair that contrasts in texture with an otherwise harsh coat. A long neck lends a dash of elegance to this rough-and-ready terrier, and the dark eyes sparkle with a keen intelligence. Coat colors are blue-and-tan, or solid red or sandy. Aussies move with the free and easy gait of a working dog. They are alert watchdogs and said to be quick studies when training. True terriers, Aussies love digging, and the urge to chase small, furry critters has never left them. Not always a great fit in multi-dog households, Aussies want you all to themselves. The diminutive Australian Terrier is plucky, spirited, and smart—how did they fit so much dog into such a bitty package? Upbeat and lively, the self-assured Aussie approaches life with plenty of the old-time terrier curiosity and grit.”
An Australian Terrier typically ranges from 25.4cm to 27.94cm in height, and weighs from 6.80388555kg to 9.071847400000001kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Australian Terrier breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Australian Terrier insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.