Also known as: No Nicknames
Group: Foundation Stock Service
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Herding, Show Dog
History and Facts: Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog developed from the same ancestors of early Halls Heelers and Timmons Biters. Breeding emphasized working ability and stamina. By the 1890s, the Cattle Dog was exhibited and early classes included both long-tailed and stumpy-tailed varieties.
*They are not the same thing as docked tail Australian Cattle Dog
Temperament / Behavior
The Australian Shepherd is loyal, affectionate, smart, independent and reserved with strangers.
Breed-Related Health Concerns: Deafness, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Primary Lens Luxation
Exercise: The Stumpy will need daily exercise and mind stimulating work.
Grooming: Weekly gentle brushing is suggested