AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG
Note:If you have this breed, or know
anyone who does, please send a good profile photograph of the Dog (without humans in the
background). We shall publish it on this page with credits. You can send it either by
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|This dog was originally bred by an Australian
pioneer, Thomas Smith Hall, who wanted a dog strong enough to withstand the hard-work of
droving cattle and the Dingo's ability to creep up silently on a prey before attacking. He
thus created the Australian Cattle Dog from bloodlines of the Bob-Tail, The Blue-Merle
Collie and the Dingo. The Dog weighs between 16-20 kgs and is about 45-50 cms tall.
Picture at right: Am/Can CH Maitlands SilverDust Sydni
owned by and bred by: Deb Casey and Gina McDonnell