The Tenterfield Terrier originated in England but was developed in Australia. In England when fox hunters required a small dog of great ability to chase vermin from their dens, leap onto the horse’s saddlebags and pursue the chase with the hounds, the Tenterfield Terrier was their dog of choice.
The early settlers then brought the Tenterfield Terrier to Australia, as a working dog for vermin, rabbiting and fox hunting. Over the next hundred years or so, the breed became well established in Australia; both as a working terrier and a family companion.
The Tenterfield Terrier is one of the few Australian developed dogs and was recognised as such on by the ANKC on the 1st January 2002. Many individuals in each state dedicated a lot of hard work in securing the Tenterfield, or ‘Tentie” as they are affectionately known, as a recognised Australian breed and they are now part of the ‘official’ dog world.
As a true terrier they are strong, active, agile working dogs. The Tentie is either at home, hunting or curled up on a loving lap, on the couch. Confident, with an eagerness to learn, they show great loyalty to their owner and they get on equally well with both children and the elderly. They are bold and fearless when completing a task either through training or just exploring the backyard.
These days Tenties can be seen in the show ring, competing in agility, endurance, earth dog trials and many other environments. Developed in Australia the breed can now be claimed as a ‘True Aussie’ and is a great mate!
Our love for the Tenterfield Terrier breed started 17 years ago with a beautiful rusty headed dog call Tin-Tin. He wove his way into our hearts all those years ago and started a legacy of all things Tenterfield Terriers, in our family. Many Tenterfields later these little Terriers have shared our home and have grown up alongside our children enriching all our lives everyday and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We are a small breeder located on the Central Coast who are devoted to sharing this loving and loyal breed with homes like ours. We are committed to promoting true to breed genetically sound and of excellent temperament dogs to people from all walks of life whether you need a companion or a show dog we invite you to come and see why these charismatic, very intelligent and versatile terrier will “have you at hello”.
Atenta Corona aka Dawn is a Tricolour ( white, black & tan) 3 year old (4/2/15) Natural Bob Tail.
Dawn comes from a highly respected Tenterfield Breeder and has thirteen champions in her blood lines.
As well as her mum duties, Dawn will be starting to participate in shows this year (2018) and we are hoping she will follow in her predecessors footsteps and achieve a Championship Title.
Dawn is an extremely intelligent problem solver. She is highly spirited, friendly and very playful.
Tentapride Phoenix Sun aka Kona is a Liver Tricolour (white, liver & tan) 1 and a half year old ( as of 9/7/18) long tail.
Kona comes from a renowned Mid North Coast breeder and has 9 champions and 1 Grand champion in her blood lines.
Kona is maturing nicely and her first litter is expected late July 2018. We are very excited about this litter as we get our first look at Kona ‘s breeding potential. You never know this might be Alaula’s first liver pups?
Kona loves learning new things and picks up things quickly. She is very alert, playful, slightly mischievous and has a very loud bark for such a cute girl.
Aaungara Koolaroo aka Mouse is a Blue Tricolour (white, blue & tan) 2 year old (16/1/16) Natural bob tail.
Mouse travelled all the way from a fantastic South Australian breeder to be with us. He has 4 champions and 1 Grand champion in his blood lines.
Mouse is a very athletic Tenterfield who is always on the go. He is always on alert and loves chasing birds and rats. He is quirky but extremely snuggerly.
Atenta Primrose aka Primmy is a Tricolour ( white, black & tan) a little over 4 and a half year old (5/6/13) long tail.
Primmy comes from a highly respectable Tenterfield breeder and has 7 champions in her lines.
As well as being a mum Primmy has been accepted to take part in a very exciting Pet Education Program in NSW Primary Schools and Daycare Centres. We will keep you updated on her adventures throughout the year.
Primmy is a quiet, obedient, loyal lapdog who wants to always spend time just being in your presence. She loves food and can be a little lazy.