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Australian Cattle Dog


The Australian Cattle dog is a working dog, and behaves like one; high energy, alert and intelligent, and very easy to train as they are eager to learn. ACDs prefer to be in comfortable, familiar settings, where they feel confident to be affectionate and playful; around new people, strange animals or unique places, they can withdraw, becoming very shy and reserved. As it is good with children, the Australian Cattle dog is great for a family, as long as they give it enough stimulation and time outdoors.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little

Appropriate Environment

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Apartments
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard
  • Needs a Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Better Not to Leave Alone Very Long

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat


  • Blue
  • Blue Mottled
  • Blue Speckled
  • Red Mottled
  • Red Speckled


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 17-20″

Full Grown Weight

  • 26-30lbs
  • 31-35lbs
  • 36-40lbs
  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs

General Health

  • Pretty Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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