Tenterfield Terrier

Tenterfield Terrier


Tenterfield Terrier Profile

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Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 25-30cm

Avg weight: 3.5-5.5kg

Coat type: Short, fine coat

Coat colours: White and black, liver and tan, brindle

Originally bred for: Ratting on ships

Breed traits: Alert, bold, friendly, agile, strong, active, versatile


A little about the Tenterfield Terrier

This small, fearless, lightweight terrier is fiesty and makes an energetic and funloving pet. They are eager to please and keen to learn. This breed does well with children however, should not be trusted with other small pets due to their high kill instinct. They are bright, clever, independent and generally alert. They enjoy cuddling with their owner and respond well to positive persistent training. 



Tenterfield Terriers can experience hypothyroidism and patellar luxation

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.