Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Herding Dogs
Height:
17 to 20 inches
Weight:
35 to 51 pounds
Life Span:
13 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 Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is the original Australian working dog, and one of the oldest Australian breeds. Known as ‘the Stumpy’ this dog is known for a black and white rough-coated ‘bobtail’.

They were used to herd just about everything from ducks to cattle. This loyal dog loves to be in control and to have work to do. The Stumpy is always alert and devoted to his owner.

He will be reserved toward strangers. Of medium-size, this well-proportioned dog is overall a healthy breed, although there should be regular eyes check.

If you like the breed’s traits but you are worried that grooming may take too much of your time – fear not, because with this breed maintenance is low.

A weekly brush with the proper grooming tools is more than enough to keep Stumpy’s coat healthy, clean, and shiny.

This dog will not tolerate being left alone and will try to outsmart and dominate the inexperienced dog owners. This is the main reason why this breed is highly recommended to experienced dog owners.