One of the first recognized Australian breed, the Australian Terrier was most likely derived from a combination of several English terriers including the Yorkie, the Cairn and the Skye. “Aussies” were and always have been hard workers, herding, guarding and pest-controlling Outback ranches and farms.
Australian Terriers are small, sturdy working terriers—longer than tall—covered in straight, harsh coats that usually come in shades of sand, red, and blue & tan. Their heads have long muzzles, dark eyes, small pointed ears and soft tufts of hair on the top. Their tails, usually docked, are carried high without curling over. Overall, Australian Terriers have a lively, hardy and spirited look.
- Malassezia dermatitis
- Rabies vaccine-associated vasculitis and alopecia
- Color dilution alopecia
- Indolent corneal ulcer
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Cystine uroliths
- Neurovisceral glucocerebrosidosis (Gaucher's disease)
- Spongiform encephalopathy