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Australian Cattle Dog : Breed Summary

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Australian Cattle Dog

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General Appearance: The appearance of the Australian Cattle Dog suggests strength, agility and endurance in a compact package. The head is broad with ears of moderate size. They have a muscular neck, strong back and short but powerful legs. Their coat is straight and medium in texture with a short, dense undercoat.

Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height: 17 - 20 inches at the shoulder. Weight: 35 - 45 pounds.

Background: The Australian Cattle Dog is an active outdoorsman's dog and a good protector of family and property. They are a smart and strong-willed breed so they need a firm and decisive owner who is willing to put a lot of time into training. Originally developed to herd and protect cows, this is a hard working dog that is versatile and adapts well to active family life. They are best suited for homes with large yards where they will get a lot of exercise - a Cattle dog in motion is a happy Cattle dog!