Australian Dog Breeds
Ever wondered which dog breeds are truly “Made in Australia”? To make finding the right pet easier for you, we have put together a list of the most popular dog breeds with Australian ancestry or roots.
Learn more about their history, temperament, common breed conditions and lots of other interesting facts to help you to choose the perfect Aussie dog!
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Australian Cattle Dog
Blue Heelers and Red Heelers are also known as Australian Cattle dogs. These sturdy medium sized dogs have been used as working dogs on farms and cattle stations.
In Australian slang, a cobber is a ‘mate’, and the name Cobberdog was chosen because it means ‘dog-friend’, referring to the breed’s primary purpose as a therapy and assistance dog.
The Australian Kelpie is a medium-sized dog originally bred for droving and mustering livestock. They are skilled and intelligent dogs with a rich history in Australia.
The Australian Terrier (a.k.a. “Aussie”) is one of the smallest terrier breeds. It is sturdy, short-legged and has a long head with triangular, erect ears
and dark brown eyes.
The Bull Arab is a tough, active dog with an excellent balance of power, speed and endurance. As dominant and potentially aggressive hunters, Bull Arabs aren’t for everyone.
The Cavoodle (a.k.a Cavapoo), a cross breed of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle, is the most popular small designer breed in Australia.
The Labradoodle is a crossbreed or hybrid breed dog; a cross between the Labrador and the standard Poodle.
Miniature Fox Terrier
The Miniature Fox Terrier, also known as the Mini Foxie and Toy Fox Terrier, is a small sized dog that was originally bred for hunting game and vermin.