The Club is willing to re-house Tenterfields.  Members often take on dogs that are handed in for a variety of reasons and all find new loving homes. 

Survey of 'blue' coloured Tenterfield Terriers

The National Tenterfield Terrier Council is conducting a survey and would appreciate any feedback on any 'blue' dogs you may have owned or bred.  View the survey.

The preferred height is around 28 cm (11 inches).  The weight should be in proportion to the dog.  The coat is easy to care for as it is a short, smooth, single coat.

Tenterfield Terriers are a big talent in a little package.  They are the ideal house dog, they love being with the family, need little room indoors and can adapt to a small yard.  

A little mate with a heart as big as Australia, a dog for people aged from 1 to 100.  A dog the whole family can share and enjoy. One that is hardy, outgoing, loyal and bold.


About Tenterfields

Member Info

 Tenterfield album......


Australia's newest breed

In 2002 the Tenterfield Terrier became an official Australian breed and since then these little dogs have gone from strength to strength. 

The Tenterfield Terrier is one of a small group of dog breeds that can have pups born with a naturally short tail known as a natural bob tail.  As long as one parent has the natural bob tail gene (which has now been identified), pups within the one litter can have a variety of tail lengths from almost no tail to a full (or long) tail.  Pups born with a natural bob tail do not suffer any genetic problems due to the presence of the gene. 

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Colours of the breed include:

White and tan

White and black

White and liver

White and blue

White, black and tan

White, liver and tan

White, blue and tan

Currently there is one Tenterfield Terrier looking for a  loving home.

1. Male, 6.5 yrs, sterilised, fun-loving house companion.  Call Debbie for further information on 0411 361 858.

Temperament is friendly and active.  Tenterfields have a life span of 12-14 years, are low maintenance and recommended for families with young children and for the elderly.

Tenterfield Terrier Club of Western Australia

National Show News.

The National Show information can be found under the History tab.
The next National Show will be held by the Tenterfield  Terrier Club of Queensland in August 2016.  We wish the all the best for this exciting event.

Our Next Event 

1. Sunday 5 May 2019 at 9 am is our Open Show at DogsWest, Southern River.  Come and see how a conformation show is conducted and support your members showing their dogs in the ring.   You may want to give it a go

2. Fun Day Sunday 19 May at 10 to 1:30 at Garvey Park, Fauntleroy Avenue, Ascot.  Agility equipment and sausage sizzle included.