Make your own free website on

Australian Cattle Dog



Photo Album

Why Adopt?

Adoption Sites

NDRC's Poll

Puppy Mills

Are You Nuts About Mutts?

To Neuter or Not to Neuter?

Breed Index

Link To Us!

Canines Online

October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month  

Dogs in the Encyclopedia

Dog Facts

Ways To Help When You Can't Adopt

Awards I Have Won

Win My Award

Award Winners

Sign My Guestbook!        

View My Guestbook! 

What Is Rescue?

Your Dog's Age

Quiz: Are You Ready For A Dog?

What is Your Dog Saying?

How to Choose the Right Dog

Preparing for your New Dog


Books and Magazines

Taking Care of your Dog

First Aid Supplies for your Dog

First Aid 

Toxic Plants for your Dog

A Checklist for a Healthy Dog

Warm and Cold Weather Suggestions  

Dog Food


Save a Stray





Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Country of Origin: Austrailia
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Herding
Life Span: 12-15 years
Appearance: Sturdy, compact working dog
Color: Blue merle or red speckle
Coat Type: Medium shedder, short
Grooming: Little grooming
Height: 17-20 inches
Weight: 30-35 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: Excellent
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: High
Good With Children: No
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: No
Character: Active
Home Environment: Large yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Aggression
Physical: hip dysplasia, PRA, and deafness