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Australian Cattle Dog

Breed Information Australian Cattle Dog

General Description

Muscular and compact with a smooth undercoat and harsh overcoat. They are blue and red with black or tan moarkings.

General Health

Progressive retinal atrophy and skin problems.

Hereditary Illnesses

None.

Character and Temperament

Australian Cattle Dogs are eager to learn and please. They like reassurance at all times. They are enthusiastic and courageous. They prefer being the only dog in the household.

Food

Australian Cattle Dogs grow quite rapidly between 9 and 12 months old, so they need adequate nutrition.

Exercise

2 hours a day. They are capable of great endurance.

Grooming

Australian Cattle Dogs moult moderately and could do with a brush once a week.

Origin

Australia. They were originally crossbred from Collies and Dingos in the mid 17th century.

Stats

Average Dog Size

18-20

Average Dog Weight

35-45

Average Bitch Size

17-19

Average Bitch Weight

35-45

Average Litter Size

5

Average Life Expectancy

12


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