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Australian Cattle Dog

Also known as: Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Hall's Heeler

Group: Herding

Origin: Australia

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: Australian Cattle Dogs made vitak contributions to Australia's beef industry. They are related to the Dingo, Australia's wild dog.

Temperament / Behavior
The Australian Cattle Dog is a high-energy, smart, strong-willed breed that tends to be wary of strangers.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Deafness, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia

Exercise: The Australian Cattle Dog will need daily vigorous exercise. This dog is not recommended for city or apartment living.

Grooming: The Australian Cattle Dog needs minimal grooming, but it sheds heavily in the spring and needs regular brushing during this time. Ears need regular checks.