Vopelak Terriers - overview
About Vopelak Terriers
As a child one of my first memories was the love of animals, especially dogs, which I sensed were a special animal---who had love/devotion and joy to give, if you just spent some time with them. I remember one time, around third grade, class was out for recess and there was a dog on the playground, friendly and cute, when the bell rang--I didn’t want to go back in but stayed playing with the dog and actually walked home and took the dog with me. Of course, the teacher was frantic.
Later on I, myself, became a teacher; but after getting married chose to be a stay at home Mom. My teaching instinct still came into play and taught the children a lot of the basics and even themselves to be teachers, though none pursued that career, by nature the children loved animals too.
When the kids were young we had a min-farm on our thirty acres,1st Place - 4-H Dog Show dogs, horses, chickens etc. We became
involved in 4-H and showed many of the animals at the annual County Fair. They took the 4-H Dog Obedience subject and at the end of the class, a 4-H Dog Show was held at the county fair in front of the grandstand. Our kids took lst place in training of their dogs and received nice trophies, of course, we were very proud.
Now the kids are grown and have places of their own, but still have the love of animals and have the teaching desire, one daughter, Becky -(Certified Trainer) Trains & Shows Tennesse Walking HorsesBecky trains and shows Tennessee Walking Horses and is a certified trainer. Bob, our son works at a Dude Ranch. Our other daughter, Christy, trains, shows, and raises dogs and has our grandchildren started training and loving animals too.
My husband of forty years loves dogs and animals too. He is very handy at making and fixing things and does a lot for our dogs for their comfort--he finds time to do this even with his full-time job. He grew up on a farm and always had a dog. His folks always had a big garden. Since we were married, we always had a garden and dogs. I learned to can from his Mom and put up many vegetables. We are organic gardeners and we became the First certified organic garden in our county. We still grow an organic garden.
On occasion we had cows, pigs and goats. Once the chickens were laying very well and I had extra eggs, so fed them to the terriers and their coats started to shine--so eggs became a part of their diet. This too---good food, has overflowed into my terriers, they get the best of food. Australian Terrier Pup placed 1st at AKC Dog Show All terrier pups are started on the NuVet Plus Supplement, which is human grade and does wonders for keeping them healthy. I believe the life of a puppy is shaped by those very important first few weeks and try to give them love/best food/ and the training to get them started in the right direction. I do start them potty training outside and this has been a proven helper to the person getting the pup for that important job of housetraining. My motto for the dog is: Spell it back words………… Daughter, Christy, placed lst with
her Australian Terrier at
the AKC show.
The Australian Terriers is not as well-known as some of the other terriers, but a wonderful little dog, great for families, non-shed, hypo-allegenic coat, so easy grooming . Colors available at times are: solid rich red, and two-tone/ black/tan. I expect a litter shortly. I do ship, if necessary, then a pet taxi is included .For more information on how to reserve a puppy, please visit my website: vopelakterriers.com
provide happy, healthy pups to enjoy in your life as we do in ours.
About The Breed: Australian Terrier
The Australian Terrier was the first native-bred Australian dog to be shown, and the first to be recognized overseas. Its origins are uncertain, but its immediate ancestor was without doubt developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1800s from the precursors of today's British and Scottish terriers. Some of these breeds are now extinct, but the Aussie likely has a mixed ancestry comprising the same dog types that produced today's Dandie Dinmont, Manchester, Irish, and Cairn terriers.
A new rough-coated terrier was evident in Australia by the late middle-nineteenth century; the selectively-bred terrier was used for rodent and snake control, as a watchdog, and occasionally for sheep herding.
The first Broken-coated Terriers were exhibited in Melbourne in 1868 and the Australian Rough-Coated Terrier Club was founded in Melbourne in 1887. The breed was exhibited as the Australian Terrier, Rough-Coated in 1899. Official breed status was granted in the UK in 1933 and in the US in 1960. Description
The Australian Terrier is a small breed of dog in the terrier family.
Appearance The Australian Terrier stands around 10 inches (25 cm) high at the withers and weighs around 14 pounds (7 kg). It is a low-set dog; the length of its body is longer than its height at the withers. The Aussie has a high-set tail that is customarily docked.
The head of the Australian Terrier is elongated, with a slight stop and pricked ears. The ANKC breed standard describes the dog's look as "hard bitten" and "rugged". The eyes are small, dark, and oval and must have a keen terrier expression. The leather of the nose runs up to the bridge of the muzzle, which is described as "strong".
The dog's coat is rough or harsh to the touch, with a soft undercoat and a distinctive ruff around the neck. The breed standard specifies that it should be untrimmed, but some prefer to neaten the dog for the show ring. Acceptable colours are shades of blue or grey with tan face markings, or red. Physicality
10 to 11 inches. Personality
The Aussie should have the personality of a working terrier; its even disposition makes it suitable for a companion dog. Talents and Skills
Tracking, watchdog, agility, and performing tricks.
Welcoming a Australian Terrier
Australian Terrier Breeders
- Louise Vopelak
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