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Breed Standard for the Australian Cattle Dog



General Appearance:

The Australian Cattle Dog is of moderate build, enabling it to combine great endurance with bursts of speed and extreme agility necessary in controlling unruly cattle.




Medium-sized, oval eyes; Broad skull; rather small pricked ears




Set low, hanging in slight curve




Blue or blue-mottled with or without other markings; red speckled.




Weight:  35 – 45 lb

Height:   Male: 18 – 20”; Female 17 – 19”




Smart, hardy, independent, stubborn, tenacious, energetic, and untiring. 

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