Meet the only Chocolate Australian Terrier in the USA
Dunham Lake The Finest Chocolate "Godiva"

On July 12, 2017 we had a very rare colored Australian Terrier born at Dunham Lake Australian Terriers. A Chocolate Aussie puppy. We are documenting her well should others in the breed experience such a rare puppy.

The only written evidence that such a color existed was written about in the Australian Terrier History and Origins by Pamela McDougall Douglas. In 1956 a breeder in Victoria was cross color breeding and discovered puppies that appeared to be this color. Unfortunately her research was cut short when she passed away in 1995. *direct quote from the book listed above.

There have been Chocolate colored Aussies noted in England and Scandinavia in 1989. No other records or firm data exists beyond this writing. In all other ways, this puppy is healthy and normal and IMO gorgeous! 

The breed standard states three colors; blue/tan, red and Sandy. My research so far has discovered, Breeder Nel Fox who was instrumental in getting this breed recognized by the AKC and formed it's parent club in 1960, had indeed bred Chocolates, liked them and wanted them included in the standard.

If other breeders have or know of other purebred Chocolate Australian Terriers, I would love to talk to you. She has been DNA tested and she carries the recessive doublesmall b gene for brown, so she is most definitely a brown or chocolate Australian Terrier 100%.