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New Australian Cattle Dog:
The Australian Cattle Dog, also known as the Australian Heeler, Hall’s Heeler, Queensland Heeler and the Blue Heeler, is a courageous, tireless, robust, compact working dog. The dog is agile, well-muscled, powerful and determined while working. The length of the body is a little longer than it is tall. The tail is held moderately low hanging at a slight curve. The front legs are straight, strong, round bone, extending to the feet. The feet are round and the toes are short. The skull is broad is slightly curved between the ears, flattening to a slight but definite stop. The ears are wide-set, moderate in size, and pricked when alert. The nose is black. The dark brown, medium-sized eyes are oval in shape. The teeth should meet in a scissor-bite, with the lower incisors closing behind and just touching the upper. The ACD has a smooth double coat with a short dense undercoat. Coat colors include red speckled, blue, blue-mottled or blue speckled with or without other markings. Black markings are not desired in the show ring. Puppies are born white because of a gene they inherited from the early Dalmatian crosses. You can sometimes tell the adult color by looking at the paw pads.
Australian Cattle Dog:
The Australian Cattle Dog is a loyal, brave, hardworking, herding breed. One of the most intelligent breeds, they are not the kind of dog to lay around the living room all day or live happily in the backyard with only a 15 minute walk. They need much more exercise than that and something to occupy their mind daily or they will become bored, leading to serious behavior problems. They need action in their life and will do best with a job. This alert dog is excellent in the obedience ring and will excel in agility and herding trials. Can be obedience trained to a very high level. Firm training starting when the dog is a puppy and a lot of daily leadership, along with daily mental and physical exercise will produce a wonderful and happy pet. Protective, they make an excellent guard dog. It is absolutely loyal and obedient to its master. They are sometimes suspicious of people and dogs they don’t know. They can be very dog aggressive if allowed to be pack leader, for its dominance level is high. Teach your Australian Cattle Dog that you are alpha and you will not tolerate him fighting with other dogs. Well balanced Cattle dogs are good and trustworthy with children. Some will nip at people’s heels in an attempt to herd them and an owner needs to tell the dog this is not acceptable behavior. If you are adopting a pet, avoid working lines, as these dogs may be too energetic and intense for home life. Australian Cattle Dogs are very easy to train. Problems can and WILL arise with meek owners, and or owners who do not provide the proper amount and type of exercise. This breed does best with a job to do. If you do not have time to extensively work with and exercise your dog, or do not fully understand canine instincts and their need to have leadership, this is not the breed for you.
2011 Australian Cattle Dog:
The ACD is a sturdy, compact working dog. It is well muscled and very powerful, but agile. Its body is a bit longer than it is high and has a slightly curved tail that reaches just about to the hock.The front legs are normally perfectly straight when viewed from the front. However, as with many breeds, there can be variations in their conformation.The head is quite broad and slightly rounded, and flattens to a slight but definite stop. Ears are widely set, and moderately pointed and pricked. They are muscular with thick leather, but are not spooned or bat eared. The inside of the ears has a fair amount of hair.The medium size oval eyes are dark brown and the foreface is broad and well filled in under the eyes. The muzzle is medium in length, very deep and the skull and muzzle are on parallel planes. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite. This is crucial for this herding dog that heels or bites at its livestock to move them. No overshot or undershot should be present. The lips are very clean and the nose is black. The ACD neck is very strong and blends into the body.
The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog:
The Australian Cattle Dog Social Club of North Queensland (A.C.D.S.C.N.Q.) was formed in 1982 by owners of an Australian Cattle Dog, an Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog and other interested persons, to primarily boost interest in the breed, and to get breeders together socially. A fully constituted club, it is a non-profit organization that attempts to support the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog through this site, newsletters that attempt to present articles of interest about the breeds, whilst always trying to keep the social aspect very much alive. Membership is not restricted to owners of an Australian Cattle Dog or an Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog and anyone interested in either of the breeds or the social aspect of the club is made welcome.
Latest Australian Cattle Dog:
An attempt has been made to gather information in order to present as comprehensive a collection as possible on the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. Presenting contradictory histories on both the Australian Cattle Dog, a.k.a. Blueys, Bluedogs, Heelers, Queenslands, Halls Heelers, Merlins or even Dingos, and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, a.k.a. Stumpies, Blueys, Smithfields, Timmins Biters or Heelers. These theories are included in order that people can decide for themselves which theory they prefer to accept.This Australian Cattle Dog picture has been submitted to GotPetsonline. For privacy reasons we are unable to provide any additional contact information about this picture. The pets in this picture gallery are usually not for sale. However, in some cases the pets shown in these pictures are for sale through the GotPetsOnline classifieds section. If you wish to view the pets that are for sale, check out the classifieds ads in the Pets For Sale section.
Black Australian Cattle Dog:
Australian Cattle Dogs are ideal family pets because of their independent resolve, innate energy, and high-spirited antics. The Australian Cattle Dogs were originally bred in Australia for herding cattle. Their other names include Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, and Queensland Heeler. They weigh between 32 and 35 pounds, and their height is between 17 and 20 inches. The litter of Australian Cattle Dogs has between 3 and 5 puppies, and the lifespan is between 11 and 15 years. A short undercoat and a short outer coat compose its dense, straight double coat. People often are all too often unaware that this Australian Cattle Dog breed was created as a hybrid between the Bull Terrier, Collie, and Dingo. Thus, its wild tendencies like foraging for scruples and innate resourcefulness are from the Dingo. The Dingo, of course, is an undomesticated wild dog in Australia.
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Robert Kaleski’s vast library of writings about the Australian Cattle Dog is indispensable to understanding and learning about the breed. He was a lifelong breeder that worked with the breed from the age of 16. It’s really impossible to dissect which dogs went into this breed because so many were tested in the quest for a perfect dog for the Australian outback. Some people exclude Bull Terrier, and others note that the Collie of the past is not the same as it is today. Since the early Australian immigrants and colonists usually beckoned from Great Britain, they brought landrace dogs suited to their home environments. These herding dogs were not good enough for the Australian outback because of heavy coats and lack of endurance in the hot outback climate. Its coat is a gray, streaky, white, copper coat that looks heavily threaded. It appears almost in a light gray to blue tone in some lights.