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Australian Cattle Dog

Overview of Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog dog breed is Pure breed Medium in size. Fur of Australian Cattle Dog is short, fine and dense . Basic origin of Australian Cattle Dog is Australia. Australian Cattle Dog is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Fastest and Easiest to train and Smartest Dogs, Australian Cattle Dog is commonly Protective, Cautious, Obedient, Loyal, Energetic, Brave. Australian Cattle Dog has high energy levels, an active mind, and a level of independence.When on home ground, The Australian Cattle Dog is an affectionate and playful pet.However, it is reserved with people it does not know and naturally cautious in new situations.
Australian Cattle Dog is available in blue, blue mottled, blue speckled, red mottled, red speckled Colors.

Height and weight of Australian Cattle Dog

Adult Male of Australian Cattle Dog is about 20 – 28 kg and adult female of Australian Cattle Dog is about 15–22 kg in Weight.
Height of Australian Cattle Dog is commonly 46–51 cm (18–20 in).

Common Health Issues of Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog has tendency to suffer from musculoskeletal (spondylosis, elbow dysplasia, and arthritis) and reproductive (pyometra, infertility, and false pregnancy), and blindness.  

Appearance of Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is a sturdy, muscular, compact dog that gives the impression of agility and strength. It has a broad skull that flattens to a definite stop between the eyes, with muscular cheeks and a medium-length, deep, powerful muzzle. The ears are pricked, small to medium in size and set wide apart, with a covering of hair on the inside. The eyes are oval and dark, with an alert, keen expression. The neck and shoulders are strong and muscular; the forelegs are straight and parallel; and the feet round and arched, with small, sturdy toes and nails.

Working Class of Australian Cattle Dog

Basically Australian Cattle Dog is Herding dog but is also used as Watch and Companion and Guard and Athlete dog.

Training of Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Australian Cattle Dog.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Australian Cattle Dog should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Australian Cattle Dog

Daily exercise for your Australian Cattle Dog is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Australian Cattle Dog is recommended Fetching,Tuging,Running,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Australian Cattle Dog with children and other pets

Australian Cattle Dog is good with older, considerate children, but will herd people by nipping at their heels, particularly younger children who run and squeal

Special instructions related to your Australian Cattle Dog

By the time puppies are weaned, they should have learned that the company of people is pleasurable, and that responding to cues from a person is rewarding.The bond that this breed can create with its owner is strong and will leave the dog feeling protective towards the owner, typically resulting in the dog's never being too far from the owner's side. The Australian Cattle Dog can be the friendliest of companions although it is quick to respond to the emotions of its owners, and may defend them without waiting for a command.

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