Australian Cattle Dog – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Herding Dogs
Height:
17 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
30 to 50 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Australian Cattle Dog is an extremely active breed. Developed to handle herds of cattle all day long, they do the best in areas with open space.

If you are a city person, they will do fine in an apartment as long as you provide enough exercise and do not leave them alone.

High-energy dogs tend to be destructive when bored, so make sure that your Australian Cattle Dog is never left alone for too long periods. Today, you can still find this breed handling herds of cattle all day long.

In other areas, they are mostly full-time companion dogs. These are purebred dogs, who excel in dog sports, such as agility. These dogs aren’t first time dog owners.

Bear in mind that this breed has a strong need for a lot, a lot, and a lot of energy, both mental and physical activity to stay healthy and happy, which is important to provide what they need.

Otherwise, you can expect destructive behavior. Provide high-quality food, proper nutrition, and a lot of room to run around.