The Tenterfield Terrier is a native Australian breed that has a strong and agile athletic capability, as well as a happy and eager temperament. They are curious and brave which often gets them into trouble with larger dogs, however their devotion to their owners will mean they are constantly by your side. Tenterfield Terriers are able to switch off their energetic side when it comes to relaxing and spending time indoors with their family. Intelligent and keen to learn, they can be taught to respond to many commands as long as their owner is strong willed and able to lay down the law when necessary.
Lifestyle and Living Environment
Tenterfield Terriers can make great apartment dogs as long as they receive their daily walk and are provided with time to run and play outdoors. Allowing them to run freely is encouraged for their exercise routine. They are very intelligent and will be fairly easy to train as long as you are persistent and use positive reinforcement. Their coats are easy to groom and only need brushing every once in a while with a bristle brush.
Common Health Issues
Hypothyroidism, Patellar Luxation.