Tenterfield Terrier

The Tenterfield Terrier is a small and athletic dog, similar in appearance to the Miniature Fox Terrier and the Rat Terrier. They have long legs and a short coat, fine and smooth to the touch.

Other Names
Mini Foxie Terrier
Country of Origin
Australia
Colour
Tends to be white in colour with markings in shades of black, liver or tan.
Size
Small
Height / Weight
Height: 25-30cms (with ideal being 28cms). The weight to be in proportion to the size of the dog.
Health
A usually healthy pup, the Tenterfield Terrier can become prone to Hypothyroidism and lunation of the knee caps.
Life Span
14 -15 years
Intelligence
This is a bright and agile dog who does well in competitive pursuits like agility and fly-ball. They are easy to train as long as you keep them stimulated and are trained regularly and consistently.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

This pup is easy to feed but can be greedy so make sure they don't overeat!

Feeding Cost
$5-$10 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
The Tenterfield Terrier is an active pup who needs daily exercise to remain happy and healthy.
Ailments
A usually healthy pup, the Tenterfield Terrier can become prone to Hypothyroidism and lunation of the knee caps.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

An easy breed to groom, brushing on a regular basis, bathing, and a good rub down with a towel will leave their coat shining!

Grooming Frequency
Once a week
Trimming
Moderate
It is thought that the Tenterfield Terrier came about from a cross of Fox Terriers and other small breeds in rural Australia. Tenterfield in New South Wales is one of the towns the breed was popular in the 1800s but by the 1920s they were also becoming popular in urban Australia. The name was given to the breed in the 1990s by Don Burke, a popular personality at the time.


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