Pick a Name…

When the breed was first shown in the late 1800s, it was shown under a mouthful of a name – the “Broken coated terrier of blackish blue sheen.” Mercifully, the name soon changed to “Blue and Tan,” but then it changed again to “Blue Terrier.” It still wasn’t done; in 1900, it was renamed the “Rough-Coated Terrier, Blue and Tan. Today, we know this plucky, fun loving and adventurous dog as the Australian Terrier.

 Australian Terrier Dog Portrait by Olde Time Mercantile. This print is available for purchase here.

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