Country/Date of Origin: Australia/19th Century
A rough and ready terrier that was developed for the rigorous demands of the Australian outback. It was created by blending Cairn, Dandie Dinmont, Irish , Scottish and probably Yorkshire terriers. Adept at hunting vermin, the Aussie will even tackle snakes. Recognized by the British Kennel Club in 1933, the breed was not admitted to registry by the American Kennel Club until 1960.