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Australian Cattle Dog


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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. 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

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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