Australian Cattle Dog

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The Australian Cattle Dog, or simply referred to as Cattle Dog, is a herding dog, and, as the name suggests, originates from Australia.

Australian Cattle Dog
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An Australian Cattle Dog puppy at four weeks of age
Weight 15 to 22kg (33 - 49lb)
Height Male 46-51cm (18-20in)
Female 43 - 48cm (17-19in)
Coat A short double coat.
Colour Blue, mottled blue, blue speckled, mottled red, red speckled.
Litter size Ranges from 1-7, but 5 is most common
Life span Approximately 12-14 years (excluding injuries to dog)
Classification / standards
FCI [ standard]
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Australian Cattle Dog is an extremely intelligent, active and sturdy dog breed. Developed by Australian settlers for handling herds of cattle, (also suggested by the name), they are still used today as a herding dog. They thrive on having a job to do, and being part of family activities.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Australian Cattle Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts". DogTime. Retrieved 2020-11-28.