Australian Shepherd Terrier Mix: Grooming, Care, Feeding and More

Australian Shepherd Terrier mix is another super cute “designer” dog, a cross between two purebred dogs. Since there are MANY variations of Terriers too, we will be focusing on Australian Shepherd and Australian Terrier here. 

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What does an Australian Shepherd and Terrier mix look like?

The Australian Terrier has an elegant ruff that covers the neck with a crown of long hair that emphasizes its expression. It also has a medium-sized and muscular body that is longer than the pet’s height. 

The Australian Terrier fur, which can vary in color, is weatherproof. This consists of a 2.5-inch long outer coat of straight and thick hairs, and a thinner undercoat.

This is Bot (@pureblue), Aussie and Terrier mix. That’s what you are getting into with this breed: 35 – 75 pounds of pure cuteness.

Australian Shepherd Terrier Mix. Breed Specifications

Average Weight35 - 75 pounds
Average Height18 - 23 inches
Average Lifespan13 - 15 years
Easy to TrainYes
Energy LevelHigh
Space Requirementsboth smaller and larger spaces are OK
PersonalityLoyal, independent, and intelligent

How big will an Australian Shepherd Terrier get?

Aussie Terrier can be anywhere between 18 – 23 inches tall at the shoulder and weight from 35 to 75 pounds. 

The lifespan of Terrier Aussie mix

The lifespan of Australian Shepherd Terrier is 13-15 years

 Australian Shepherd Terrier mix temperament

This breed is a smart and loyal friend. Its both parents are friendly, affectionate, and very energetic. So If you prefer Netflix and chill in your spare time, this isn’t a breed for you.

While being friendly, the Aussie Terrier mix is wary of strangers. Which makes them a good watchdog. One thing to mention: they don’t like to share, sometimes even with the best training. So be vigilant about the two males in the household.

How easy is it to train a Terrier Australian Shepherd mix?

This is an extremely intelligent dog that will be easy to train. However, it might also be extremely stubborn. It will need a strict, consistent trainer who won’t let this dog dominate.

Bot from @pureblue

Training tips for your Australian Shepherd Terrier

Establish leadership from the beginning, and training will be a success. This dog needs to know you’re the boss. Repetitive learning is not going to work on Australian Shepherd Terriers, so keep your practice sessions enjoyable.  

Positive reinforcement or reward-based training is the way forward. Just go easy on the treats–you don’t want to overweight your dog, as this can lead to a host of health problems.

Terrier Aussie mix grooming 

Be ready to clean them a couple of times a week. Give them the baths they like, but not so much that they dry their hair. The hair around the legs should be trimmed for a tidy look.

 Australian Shepherd Terrier mix care

Well-behaved housedog, the Australian Terrier should be able to spend a lot of time with his friends and family. Nevertheless, to avoid boredom, this energetic and playful breed requires daily exercise in the form of games, a stroll, or an off-leash sprint. 

Another good thing about the mix – both its parents were bred to withstand harsh Australian conditions, so this pup can live outside even in cold climates.

Terrier Australian Shepherd mix: possible health issues

The Australian Terrier might be predisposed to problems like seizures, Legg-Perthes disease, diabetes, etc. But the list is not long, so overall, as it’s quite common among the designer dogs, this breed is relatively healthy. 

Awww those paws… and button nose… Bot from @pureblue

Australian Shepherd Terrier diet

In an ideal world, the perfect nutrition has to be planned on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. An Aussie Terrier mix is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, so the pet might benefit from fish oil, glucosamine, and chondroitin supplements.

Is Australian Shepherd and Terrier mix good for families? 

Australian Terriers are family-oriented and loyal. They love being around kids too. However, they have to be observed while they are around toddlers. Usually, they are not aggressive, so they make a great addition to your family. 

Australian Shepherd Terrier: fun facts to know 

Australian Terrier mix builds strong bonds with its family members and often mimics their feelings. If someone in the house is sad, it will be quiet and calm. If cheerful energy is predominant, the pup will be playful and happy.

Terrier Aussie mix: is it right for you?

Looking for a tough, healthy, and loyal pup who can make a great watchdog, don’t shed much, and deals well with other family members? Then this mix can be a good option for you.  

Credits: thanks for the photo to Canva and pup called Bot along with his mom Rissa from @pureblue3