Australian Cattle Dog
- Dog Breed Group
- Herding Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Life Expectancy
- 12 - 15 Years
- Blue, blue mottled or blue speckled with or without black, blue or tan markings on head.
- Smooth, hard, straight, water-resistant top coat and short, dense undercoat.
- Exercise Needs
- Needs long, vigorous walks at least twice a day.
- Bold, determined
- Good with Children
- Good with his family's children, but may not deal with other children well as he will interpret playful wrestling and chase game
- Grooming Needs
- Once a week brushing is adequate
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 18 - 20
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 17 - 19
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 35 - 45
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 35 - 45
- Health Issues
- Hip dysplasia, hereditary deafness and occasional eye problems.v
- Living Conditions
- A home with a fenced yard is essential. The owner of an Australian Cattle Dog should be a no-nonsense leader.
The Australian Cattle Dog also known as the Heeler, is a tough, hard working dog who can cover immense distances. A one-person dog he is rather aloof with strangers. To his owner he is eternally loyal, gentle, alert and can easily be trained. Puppies are born all-white with coat coloring appearing a few weeks after birth.
The Australian Cattle Dog is a sturdy working dog and also makes an excellent companion.
The Australian Cattle Dog is confident enough to make a formidable guard dog.
The Australian Cattle Dog was obtained principally by crosses between the Collie and the Dingo.
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