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Tenterfield Terrier Club of Western Australia

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. 

Australia's newest breed


National Show critique and video now available.

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About Tenterfields


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.

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.  

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.

Our next EVENT

To be advised in 2015.  Usually a dog walk in the evening in February - stay tuned.

National Show News.

Well done to our Best in Show winner Jane Harvey and Ch Tappakai Hidden Secret.  More details and information can be found on the National Show page.  To order a video of the National and Champ Show see the form available on National Show page.  Judge's critique just arrived.....see National Show page.

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.

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.

Ruby has found a lovely new family.