Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Character and temperament

Australian Cattle Dogs are eager to learn and please. They like reassurance at all times. They are enthusiastic and courageous. They prefer being the only dog in the household.

Origin

Australia. They were originally crossbred from Collies and Dingos in the mid 17th century.

General description

Muscular and compact with a smooth undercoat and harsh overcoat. They are blue and red with black or tan moarkings.

Food

Australian Cattle Dogs grow quite rapidly between 9 and 12 months old, so they need adequate nutrition.

Exercise

2 hours a day. They are capable of great endurance.

Grooming

Australian Cattle Dogs moult moderately and could do with a brush once a week.

Stats

Average height (dog)
18-20
Average height (bitch)
17-19
Average weight (dog)
35-45
Average weight (bitch)
35-45
Average life expectancy
12
Average litter size
5
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