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  Dog and Kennel Magazine Australian Cattle Dog Breed Profile
The Australian cattle dog's herding ability was its ticket to ride, and in time the immigrants' creation emigrated to lands around the world.
As a youngster the cattle dog should be as friendly as one would expect a well-bred and well-cared-for puppy of any breed to be.
Australian cattle dogs carry two forms of PRA: early onset, which strikes before the age of two; and late onset, which usually is not detectable before the age 6 or more.
www.petpublishing.com /dogken/breeds/auscdog.shtml   (1733 words)

 Australian Cattle Dogs On-Line
The Australian Cattle Dog is a relatively hearty, healthy breed that has an average lifespan of twelve to fifteen years.
Australian Cattle Dogs are born white with whatever face and/or body patches they will have in later life.
Australian Cattle Dogs are not year-round shedders, instead they "blow" their coat once a year (sometimes twice in the case of intact females) just before the summer months.
www.cattledog.com /misc/intro.html   (644 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog : Dog Breeds - Dog.com
In the tropical north a robust, short coated dog was needed to herd large half wild cattle in the outback.
The Australian Cattle Dog is as tough as the land that formed it.
Australian Cattle Dogs are prized for their snake killing abilities.
www.dog.com /breed/Australian-Cattle-Dog.asp   (356 words)

 ACD and Tug stuff
Australian cattle were allowed to graze and range freely until they were gathered and pushed to market.
Tales of cattle dogs saving their masters, handling maddened bulls, attempting (and failing, hilariously) to herd emus, rescuing children and faithfully guarding their owners' property are as common as eucalyptus leaves.
Attitude toward strangers: The cattle dog's tendency to be wary of strangers is legendary.
www.clickandtreat.com /page7.htm   (3210 words)

 Petnet - Information on responsible pet ownership in Australia
A "true blue" Aussie, the Australian Cattle Dog's prime function is the movement and control of cattle in both confined and wide, open spaces.
Always alert, extremely intelligent, watchful and courageous, this breed is a tribute to the ability of the Australian stockmen who knew what they wanted in a cattle dog and set about producing it.
The Australian Cattle Dog's natural herding, strong protective and territorial instincts require that this breed is supervised with children.
www.petnet.com.au /dogs/D103.html   (230 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The resultant dog was one which was friendly to horses and would work cooperatively with a horse, in a herding situation.
This is not to be confused with the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, a square dog which is born with a naturally 'bobbed' tail; this animal strongly resembles the ACD, it should never be confused with the ACD.
Cattle Dogs who do not receive the appropriate exercise and entertainment will invent their own, often destructive, activities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Cattle_Dog   (2477 words)

 ACD History
Cattle Dog puppies are born all white with the exception of any major body spots (fl in coloration) that they will have always.
ACD's are born with a beautiful tail that is very important in their maneuvering techniques during herding and chasing the occasional ball or rope toy.
They are one of the most intelligent breeds around and when a Cattle Dog puts his/her mind to doing something, you better bet that they will do it to the very best of their ability.
www.newhopecattledogs.com /History.htm   (993 words)

 Dog Owner's Guide: Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a muscular, short-coated medium-sized breed with a serious work ethic and the substance, power, balance, and overall athleticism for herding livestock or running an agility course.
Obviously, the ACD is not a pet for those who don’t have time to train and socialize or for those who are unable or unwilling to exercise firm control.
Because it is an inherited abnormality, the Australian Cattle Dog Club of America encourages all breeders to certify their breeding stock with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals as the best method of limiting the occurrence of this joint malformation in offspring.
www.canismajor.com /dog/austcat.html   (1538 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
This intelligent cattle dog was developed in Australia by stockmen who needed a steady, silent worker able to control livestock in the wide open spaces as well as in the stock-yard.
Later the breed was renamed the Australian Heeler and finally given its present name, the Australian Cattle Dog.
But, like all dogs born to work, he prefers to be kept busy and taken for a least one daily walk.
pages.webnet.qc.ca /Chiens/acd/acde.htm   (224 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
CHARACTERISTICS - As the name implies the dog's prime function, and one in which he has no peer, is the control and movement of cattle in both wide open and confined areas.
Any feature of temperament or structure foreign to a working dog must be regarded as a serious fault.
As the dog is required to move difficult cattle by heeling or biting, teeth which are sound and strong are very important.
www.ankc.aust.com /austcat.html   (1137 words)

 What to feed an Australian Cattle Dog
Therefore, I suggest that Australian Cattle Dog owners try to feed their present companion pets with foods that contain what this breed requires.
I am also providing you with information about which sources of vitamins and minerals are best for an Australian Cattle Dog because it has also been proven that different breeds will assimilate different sources of vitamins and minerals in different ways.
Over the last 30 years many dog lovers have asked me to develop a diet for a specific companion pet or their entire kennel of dogs.
home.att.net /~wdcusick/AustralianCattleDog.html   (1352 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog
Muscular and powerful, this dog stands up to 20 inches tall at the shoulder and is a born worker with the agility, strength, and willingness to carry out any task.
The Australian Cattle Dog is an athletic dog who has the stamina to do his job however long it takes.
An ideal farm dog, he is happiest in a rural or semi-rural environment where he has lots of outdoor activities to channel his drive for work.
www.canadogs.com /BreedAussieCattl.htm   (457 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
However, each dog is an individual too, and in addition to genetics, two other factors influence a dog’s personality – experiences during their socialization period as a puppy and what happens in their environment as an adult dog.
They are sometimes referred to as "shadow dogs" because of their eagerness to follow their guardians from place to place.
These dogs are good with children, but because of their strong herding instinct may need to be taught that small children are not for herding.
www.cdhs.net /australian_cattle_dog.htm   (490 words)

 American Kennel Club - Australian Cattle Dog
The general appearance is that of a strong compact, symmetrically built working dog, with the ability and willingness to carry out his allotted task however arduous.
As the name implies the dog's prime function, and one in which he has no peer, is the control and movement of cattle in both wide open and confined areas.
The Cattle Dog's loyalty and protective instincts make it a self-appointed guardian to the Stockman, his herd and his property.
www.akc.org /breeds/australian_cattle_dog/index.cfm   (1079 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog Stamps
This Caribbean Island issued a set of dogs, but the nicest one was this Australian Cattle Dog on the Souvenir Sheet showing the Australian Opera House in the bay behind him.
This great minisheet of Australian Cattle Dogs is interesting because if you look at it closely, you will see that the background image is a Boston Terrier.
Although the ACD is not the center of the stamp, it is important for those who want a complete set.
www.animalstamps.com /auscattle.htm   (1559 words)

 Australian Cattle Dogs
The Australian Shepherd is a herding breed developed in the Western United States by immigrant Basque to herd sheep.
Dogs working other livestock (horses, cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, whatever) generally have uncropped tails because the tail is used as a "rudder" and helps a working dog make tight turns at speed.
Like all dogs, Heelers need to be supervised with children and the children need to be taught that the dog is a feeling creature that cannot be abused.
www.k9web.com /dog-faqs/breeds/acd.html   (2384 words)

 Dog Breeds: Australian Catlle Dog
These dogs were the early ancestors of the Stumpy-Tailed Cattle dog, which is an entirely separate breed and not just an Australian Cattle Dog with its tail cut off.
They proved to be reasonably satisfactory cattle dogs but barked and headed, both of which are undesirable traits for dogs that work cattle.
The main purpose of this cross was to instill in the dogs a love of horses and protectiveness toward master and property.
www.animaltime.net /dogs/dog_breeds/australian_cattle_dog.html   (660 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog Information
The Australian Cattle Dog was developed by pioneer settlers in the 19th century to herd cattle on large ranches.
The result was an excellent herding dog, with few equals, who worked the stock quietly yet forcefully, willing and able to drive cattle across vast distances under harsh, hot dusty conditions.
The Australian Cattle Dog was fully recognized by the AKC in 1980.
www.dogbreedinfo.com /australiancattledog.htm   (732 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog puppies for sale breeders Australian Cattle Dogs
A one-person dog they are rather aloof with strangers, but to their owner they are eternally loyal, gentle, alert and can easily be trained.
Good with their family's children, but may not deal with other children well as the Australian Cattle Dog will interpret playful wrestling and chase games as a threat or as a call to herd.
Australian Cattle Dogs may have been crossed with the blue merle Collie, Old English Sheepdog, Dalmatian and Australian Kelpie.
www.puppydogweb.com /caninebreeds/austrcatdog.htm   (352 words)

 “The Australian Cattle Dog“
These dogs were "headers" that tried to force from the front of the cattle, which often resulted in some being gored.
The Hall family claims that the Drover's Dog or "Cur", a bob tailed dog was brought out from their properties in Scotland, not the blue merled Collies.
The dogs would have to be accompanied by a handler, who would have to ensure the well-being of the dogs during the months at sea.
www.terrificpets.com /articles/stories.asp?art=1   (1483 words)

 Amazon.com: The Complete Australian Cattle Dog: Books: John Holmes,Mary Holmes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Australian Cattle Dogs (KW Dog) by Narelle Robertson
The Australian Cattle Dog was developed as a breed by stockmen who wanted a tough, working dog who could drive cattle in the harsh environment of the Australian outback.
All aspects of caring for the Australian Cattle Dog are covered, such as feeding, exercise, breeding and rearing, and there is a special section on the principles of training and the working role of the Australian Cattle Dog.
www.amazon.com /Complete-Australian-Cattle-Dog/dp/0876050143   (1374 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog Breeders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
We both showed our dogs very successfully for eighteen years until John was forced into an early retirement due to ill health.
His secretarial duties of the Australian Cattle Dog Social Club of North Queensland keep him busy, as does his position as editor of the club's newsletter.
Australian Cattle Dog Webring site is owned by John Chandler.
www.wolfweb.com.au /john   (618 words)

 Australian Cattle Dogs in Agility
The Australian Cattle Dog is a natural athlete, and one good way to make use of the city dog's herding instinct and burn off some additional energy is to get an ACD involved in the sport known as dog agility.
ACD Levi, owned by Teresa King of Dallas, Texas, was the first ACD to receive an AX, on July 19, 1996.
Dog agility is a worldwide sport, and the home of the Australian Cattle Dog is one of the "hotbeds" of agility activity.
www.acdagility.com   (1855 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog Information
Working dogs that were brought out from other countries by the early settlers, are believed to have worked these quiet cattle easily.
Then they mated these new dogs with the Black and Tan Kelpie, which is a sheepdog-the result was a compact active dog, identical in type and build to the Dingo, only thicker set and with peculiar markings found on no other dog in the world.
The blue dogs had fl patches around the eyes, fl ears and brown eyes, with a small white patch in the middle of the forehead.
www.sidyboysfoolin.com /AustralianCattleDog.html   (510 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog Puppies for Sale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Australian Cattle Dog is intelligent and willing to work.
If adequately socialized when young, this dog's behavior towards other dogs and children is ideal.
Lots of exercise and activity are required to keep this dog happy.
www.puppyfind.com /australian_cattle_dog.html   (91 words)

 ACDW - The Australian Cattle Dog WebRing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
ACDWW is a unique group devoted to the Australian Cattle Dog aka Blue, Red, or Queensland Heeler.
We render a service to ACD Owners by publishing all interesting facts around the Australian Cattle Dogs from history, litter, breeders, photos, tests, herding, articles a.s.o..
This site is about my blue Australian Cattle Dog, Daisy May. How I got her, how I'm training her to be a better dog.
i.webring.com /hub?ring=acd   (1089 words)

 The Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is one of the more intelligent herding dogs and is probably more at home on the range.
Although the dogs I currently own are in the "Not for Everyone" category in the book, I respect the comments on their breeds and realize that they truly are NOT for every dog owner.
Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
www.pgaa.com /canine/general/auscattledog.html   (1127 words)

 Australian cattle dog — Infoplease.com
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Scientific reaction to evidence for the yahoo or 'Australian Ape', 1882-1912.
(how dogs are trained to use their sense of smell to find illegal drugs and weapons)
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0805381.html   (278 words)

 Australian Cattle Dog Club of North Queensland Australia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Australian Cattle Dog Social Club of North Queensland (A.C.D.S.C.N.Q.) was formed in 1982 by owners of an Australian Cattle Dog, an Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog and other interested persons, to primarily boost interest in the breed, and to get breeders together socially.
A fully constituted club, it is a non-profit organisation that attempts to support the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog breeds through this site, newsletters that attempt to present articles of interest about the breeds, whilst always trying to keep the social aspect very much alive.
Membership is not restricted to owners of an Australian Cattle Dog or an Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog and anyone interested in either of the breeds or the social aspect is made welcome.
www.wolfweb.com.au /acd   (529 words)

 Quality Dogs - Australian Cattle Dog Information
Following are health screenings often performed on breeding Australian Cattle Dog adults; choosing a puppy from a breeder who tests parents for health can help avoid future health problems in your puppy:
The above diseases and conditions are found with a higher-than-average frequency in the Australian Cattle Dog.
It is the responsibility of the prospective buyer to evaluate dog breeders and make decisions based on the information that buyer obtains directly from those dog breeders.
www.qualitydogs.com /Australian_Cattle_Dog/information.html   (448 words)

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