Australian Cattle Dog Information

Australian Cattle Dog Pictures and Breed Profile

Bookmark and Share

Australian Cattle Dog

Breed Information
Information
back to
Dog Breeds

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog Picture
The Australian Cattle Dog At a Glance
Recognized By
AKC, CanKC, UKC, CKC, KCUK, FCI 
Country of Origin
Australia 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 yrs 
Height Range
17 - 20 in 
Weight Range
35 - 45 lbs 
Colors
Blue, Blue Merle, Tan, with or without blue or tan markings on the head 
Trainability
Highly intelligent, bred to be handled with authority 
With Children
Can be good with family children, wary and excitable with other children 
With Animals
OK if introduced at an early age 
Climate
Tolerates heat well 
Indoor/Outdoor
Enjoys indoor companionship but needs plenty of outdoor room 
Exercise Reqd
Very high 
Grooming Reqd
Low; weekly brushing 
User-Contributed Australian Cattle Dog Photos
The Australian Cattle Dog photos below have been submitted by site visitors. If you have or had a Australian Cattle Dog and have Australian Cattle Dog pictures you would like to submit, click the link below!
Australian Cattle Dog Pictures 0
Submit your own
Australian Cattle Dog Pictures
Australian Cattle Dog Pictures nophotoforwhite
 Average Rating
Rate This Photo
User-Contributed Australian Cattle Dog Information
Below are user-submitted comments about Australian Cattle Dog behavior, Australian Cattle Dog training, Australian Cattle Dog health, and more. If you have experience with or just an interest in the breed, you can post your comments by clicking the link below!
Additional Australian Cattle Dog Comments
It depends on the cimlate you live in. A lot of people might tell you to not let the dog live outside, but I can tell you that outside farm dogs do very well. Keeping the dog outside isn't going to help much with allergies though if your hubby goes outside where the dog is, or you come inside with dog hair on your clothes. Whatever you do though, don't put it on a chain or tether and do give it plenty of exercise everyday, shelter with shade, water at all times, food, bedding and love. I don'
- Posted by Carolina from JDOrHtveJ
It has been my experience over the past 25 years that the Australian Cattledogs are the most versatile well adapted breed out there. They can go from couch potato to pushing around a 2000lb steer in minuets. and they are the best family dog around I never had to worry about my children while they had one of my dogs with them.
- Posted by Kimberly McKay from Sheridan OR.
Australian Cattle Dog Information

Australian Cattle Dog Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Australian Cattle Dog breeders:

Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Progressing Retinal Atrophy (genetic test)

Australian Cattle Dog Health Issues