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Tenterfield Terrier

BACKGROUND
The Tenterfield Terrier originated in England after local fox hunters developed a need for a small, agile dog that was capable of chasing vermin from their dens. The early settlers to Australia brought out the Tenterfield Terrier as a working dog that would help rid their land of rats, rabbits and foxes. Over the next hundred or so years, the breed became quite established in Australia as a working terrier and family companion. In fact there was hardly a farm in Australia that didnít have at least one of these terriers.
AVERAGE LIFESPAN
The Tenterfield Terrier is well known for its lengthy lifespan and can live to anywhere between 12 and 20 years of age.


BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS & TEMPERAMENT
The Tenterfield Terrier is a strong, active, agile working terrier of great versatility and has proven itself, without question, as a keen hunter and an extremely loving pet. The Tenterfield Terrier is equally at home hunting vermin (large and small) on the land or curled up on a loving knee in front of a fire. It is an ideal companion for both children and the elderly alike.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS
The Tenterfield Terrier is very amicable with other pets. They are often used as companion dogs for larger breeds and can become the best of friends with the family cat when introduced as a puppy. They also get along very well with other Tenterfield's, even when running in a pack. However, the Tenterfield Terrier is a true terrier in temperament and therefore will not hesitate to "stand up for himself" should he feel threatened.
CARE REQUIREMENTS
The Tenterfield Terrier is a simple wash and wear dog that needs very little upkeep other than keeping the toe nails trimmed, the teeth clean (as with any breed) and an occasional brushing to remove loose hair (especially when dropping summer and winter coats). However, the Tenterfield Terrier can have a mind of its own so early training is a great advantage. Owners should also be aware that these dogs love to dig and will need to provide plenty of toys to keep it entertained, especially when left alone for long periods of time.


IN CONCLUSION
If you have decided the Tenterfield Terrier would be a perfect dog for you, and feel you can give it all the love and affection it craves, contact one of the groups below:
DECISION TIME

Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:

RECOMMENDED BREEDERS

Breeder NameKennelState
Christine BourkeQLDContact
Mary HoltQLDContact
Jan ThomasSAContact
Brenda SugarsSAContact
Maureen SchuttSAContact
Lorraine NorrieQLDContact
Leanne BennettNSWContact
Julie SpearsNSWContact
Cecil & Jenny ChambersQLDContact
Jenny ChambersQLDContact
GL & JA SPEARSNSWContact
Graham & Linda KiesekerQLDContact
Tamlyn WillmersQLDContact
Jenny ChambersQLDContact

* We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


CANINE CLUBS

Australian Capital Territory
ACT Canine Association Inc
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.actca.asn.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


New South Wales
Dogs New South Wales
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022 or 1300 728 022 (NSW only)
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 22/11/11)

Northern Territory
The North Australian Canine Association Inc
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.users.bigpond.com/naca1/
(Details correct as of 6/08/04)


Queensland
Canine Control Council (Queensland)
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)

South Australia
South Australian Canine Association Inc
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.saca.caninenet.com
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


Tasmania
Tasmanian Canine Association Inc
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)

Victoria
Victorian Canine Association
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.vca.org.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


Western Australia
Canine Association of Western Australia Inc
PO Box 1404
Canning Vale, WA 6970
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Email: CONTACT
Website: www.cawa.asn.au
(Details correct as of 1/08/04)


  




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