Category: Terrier Dogs
Facts about Australian Terrier Dogs, "Scientific name for Australian Terrier Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Australian Terrier Dog is a small terrier breed with high spirit and makes an energetic, loyal companion. As the name implies, it was bred in Australia. The Australian Terrier Dog sole purpose was to hunt rodents and snakes. They retain these qualities till date and work as watchdogs too.
The Australian Terrier Dog is also called the “Aussie”, by which one should not be confused with the Australian Shepherd. It loves to bark, chase and dig. Due to such hobbies, not everyone that meets it finds this dog interesting.
Being Bossy is another natural instinct hidden within the Australian Terrier Dog. It wants to be dominant over every dog in the household, even when the herd has bigger dogs. It tends to take the position of pack leader among dogs gatherings. So, the owner should know how to train the Australian Terrier Dog before it plays bossy.
Professional training and socialization lessons must be given to the Australian Terrier Dog in its early days. Otherwise there is absolutely no way to tame this dog. They fail to link with family members and other pets if introduced at adult stage.
If you are looking for a dog with a subdued nature, the Australian Terrier Dog is not the one for sure. You should probably start looking at other breeds first.
Overall, the Australian Terrier Dog is a lively, upbeat and fun loving one and ideal for only those individuals or families who feel they can share a energetic lifestyle with the dog. If your house includes senior people and children as majority, the Australian Terrier Dog is not the breed you fit in.
The Australian Terrier Dog likes to roam around, play, follow room to room and tries its best to be acquainted with guests. It stays devoted and affectionate to its master.
Australian Terrier Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads. It is a Fact a Australian Terrier Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Australian Terrier Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Australian Terrier Dogs eye protected and moist. Australian Terrier Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Half a cup or a cup of high quality food should be enough for the Australian Terrier Dog. It should not be given more than prescribed food amount; otherwise it is likely to gain weight. The average height of the Australian Terrier Dog is 9 to 11 inches (23 to 28 cm)and the average weight is 9 to 14 pounds (4 to 6 kg). The Australian Terrier Dog shaggy coat is rough when you touch it and a soft undercoat. About 2 inches (5 cm) long over most of its body, its longer on the head and chest. The colors you that they come in are tan and blue "blue saddle with a tan body" solid Red and solid sandy.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Australian Terrier Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Australian Terrier Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Australian Terrier puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Australian Terrier Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Australian Terrier Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Australian Terrier Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Australian Terrier Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Coat, Color and Grooming
The Australian Terrier Dog has a shaggy coat and its rough to touch. However, it has a soft undercoat. The hairs are longer at the chest and the head. The Australian Terrier Dog is very easy to groom the breed and it sheds dander minimally.
When purchasing a Australian Terrier Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
A Australian Terrier Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Australian Terrier Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Australian Terrier Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Australian Terrier Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
In 1868 The Australian Terrier Dog was the first dog breed to be recognized as native to Australia. In 1960 it was first recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club).
The number one heath problems amongst Australian Terrier Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your Australian Terrier Dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Australian Terrier Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Australian Terrier Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Average body temperature for a Australian Terrier Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Australian Terrier Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Australian Terrier Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Australian Terrier Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.