The Australian Cattle Dog isn’t just tough, he’s also smart and loyal.

Vital Stats

Height: 17 to 20 inches at shoulder

Weight: 30 to 50 pounds

Coat: short and straight

Life span: 12 to 15 years


The Australian Cattle Dog is an extremely intelligent, active, and sturdy dog. Developed by Australian settlers to handle herds of cattle on expansive ranches, he’s still used today as a herding dog.

He thrives on having a job to do and on being part of all family activities. He is loyal and protective of his family, though wary of outsiders. Besides herding work, the Australian Cattle dog does well at canine sports, including agility, obedience, rally, flyball, and flying disc competitions.  Full Australian Cattle Dog profile on
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