The following information discusses facts and characteristics about the Australian Cattle dog breed. From Origin to eating habits and quantities, you will find all of the common and necessary facts about the Australian Cattle dog breed. Leave us as a comment with suggestions on other topics to cover and your thoughts!
|Origin – Australia
|Dog Group – Herding Group
|Height – 17 inches – 20 Inches
|Weight – 31-40 Pounds
|Life Span – 13-15 Years
|Eating Requirements – Every breed and every dog has different eating requirements. Despite what you read here or on any other website, your dog may not match the “typical” eating habits of the Australian Cattle dog breed. The Australian Cattle dog typically needs 1.5-2.5 cups of dry food per day. Like any breed, you should feed them high quality food with the absence of fillers and preservatives. You should break that amount into two or maybe even three meals throughout the day. Of course there are many variables here. If you are active with your Australian Cattle dog, they will likely require more food to replenish the lost energy from exercise. Conversely, if your dog is lazy, then he/she may require less food than the recommended amount.
|Coat Style – Double Coat
|Coat Colors – Red & Blue
|Grooming Required? – Similar to the American Staffordshire Terrier, American Fox Hound, and many other breeds, the Cattle dog requires very little grooming. A weekly brushing of the coat should be plenty to ensure the coat stays clean and odor free. As needed a quick wipe down with a moist cloth or bath is recommended when the breed sheds approximately once a year, sometimes twice for females.
|Gait – Light footed, Powerful, and Consistent
|Temperament – Brave, Active, Devoted, Careful, Respectful
|Exercise Needs – Daily exercise is a must for the Cattle dog. Like most herding dogs, not only do they require regular exercise, but they are happiest when herding. Unfortunately, that is typically not accessible for most dog owners. With that said, mental stimulation along with physical activity is recommended. It is said that Cattle dog’s enjoy mental stimulation as do many active dogs. Leaving your Cattle dog alone outside will do very little for their exercise needs unless they are exposed to mental stimulation along with exercise.
|Activities – Any activity that requires exercise combined with mental stimulation is great. Obedience training and herding are at the top of their priority list.
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