Athletic Australian Cattle Dog Breed

Bred in Australia in 19th century to herd cattle. Known for stamina and herding instinct.

Breed History

Muscular build, short coat in blue or red speckled pattern. Naturally bobbed tail.


Smart, energetic, loyal. Protective of family. Needs job to do. Loves outdoor adventures.


Very high energy breed. Needs 60+ minutes vigorous exercise and mental stimulation daily.

Exercise Needs

Respond best to firm, positive training. Needs early socialization. Intelligent but bold.

Training Tips

Weekly brushing. Occasional bath. Prone to boredom so provide toys and activities.

Grooming & Care

May develop joint dysplasia, eye problems, and deafness. Lifespan 12-14 years.

Health Issues

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