The Australian Terrier is a breed originally from Australia, as you probably guessed by the name. However, despite the fact that the breed is considered Australian, it originated from the British Terriers, which were introduced by the settlers. In the process of breed formation, various terriers crossed among themselves until a small, but very funny and largely useful companion was obtained.
This involved the Yorkshire, Skye Terrier, as well as the predecessor of the dandy dinmont terrier and wire-haired terrier. The first European settlers in Australia lived in rather harsh conditions, they had to start everything from scratch, in a new climate and in a completely different environment from their own. And therefore, the requirements for dogs that were supposed to share with them all the hardships of this life also corresponded. Continue reading