Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Tenterfield Terrier

Tenterfield Terrier
Tenterfield Terrier
Tenterfield Terrier
Tenterfield Terrier
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 didn’t have at least one of these terriers.


The Tenterfield Terrier is well known for its lengthy lifespan and can live to anywhere between 12 and 20 years of age.


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.


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.


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.


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:

Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    (Details correct as of 14/12/2017)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)