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Tenterfield Terrier breed Information

Thanks to Gumhaven Kennels for the pictures of puppies & adults used on this page, and the additional information provided.

It is important to note that many Tenterfield Terriers are born with natural short tails, called "Bob tails". The length of the bob tails varies from no tail at all to three-quarter tails.

Tenterfield Terrier puppies for sale Australia  Tenterfield Terrier puppies for sale Australia

Breed information:
Adult weight range
The breed has no weight requirement; just that their weight is in proportion to their size.
Average lifespan
12-14 years
Adult height at shoulder
Males & Females:25.5-30.5cm
Average weekly cost
The breed is predominantly white with black, liver and/or tan markings.
There is only one coat type in the breed; that of a smooth texture and single coated.
This breed  is one of the few truly Australian dogs. It was developed in the 1800s from a mix of imported terriers. It is actually great to see Tenterfield Terriers in the flesh, with the breed gaining in popularity all the time. In recent years they have been featured on a number of television shows such as Burke's Backyard, and this has helped greatly to raise awareness of the breed in the mind of the general public.
Tenterfield Terriers are a low-maintenance dog that can adapt to many different family situations. Their exercise needs will adapt to their family type, and they are great vermin catchers.
The breed has very few negatives, as with other terriers, they like stimulation, activity and company to prevent boredom.


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