Australian Cattle Dog October 19, 2013 at 12:08 am

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog was selected to exhibit in the Working Dog Group from 01/09/1980. He was then transferred to the  Dogs Herding Group was established as from January 1, 1983.
Australian Cattle Dog is a dog of a strong, vigilant and stróżującym. Originally bred for guarding and herding cattle in the depths of pristine land of Australia.
Robe easy to maintain, as a bath and brushing is sufficient to maintain the cleanliness and health.
Grown as a pastor working throughout the day, the Australian Cattle Dog has a huge amount of energy.




The general appearance of the powerful, compact, symmetrical working dog. Having the ability and inclination to exercise all, any heavy tasks entrusted to it, the dog combines the reliability, power, balance and hard muscle. His appearance must therefore express great agility, strength and endurance.

The showing any tendency to fatness or cherlactwa is a serious drawback. The disadvantage is also excessive muscle hypertrophy. Dogs seem so sluggish and less agile movement.


For all practical purposes be used to help guard the cattle. Always alert, extremely intelligent, watchful, courageous and trustworthy, with instilled a sense of duty – a dog perfect for the role. His loyalty and caring instincts mean that he assumes the role of watchdog in relation to the breeder’s herd and property. Being suspicious of strangers, must also obey the issue in the ring.

The primary task of the Australian Cattle Dog was herding and guarding herds of cattle. These dogs are always alert, extremely intelligent, courageous and faithful. Accompanied by an Australian cattle breeders for over 150 years and are still the most numerous on the Kelpie breed in Australia. Its popularity is owing to such features as strength, willingness to work hard, ease of installation, resistance to extreme weather conditions and the fact that it does not require too much care. One dog is able to drive the same 300 head of cattle and two dogs and two drovers up to 1000 pieces. This agility, speed, excellent sense of smell and hearing, and intelligence made the ACD is also indispensable dog to search for and to rush cattle and sheep lost in the Australian bush tall bushes.

ACD move quietly and silently while being able to take sharp turns at full-speed. How to work it is typical of the breed. Driving on cattle gnaw them in hock quick single bites and then do dodge, laying on its side or bounce, making a turn in place….

However, working in a fast coral animal bites in the nose stop it, could not get out. In this case, take the position warowania, standing or moving on przygiętych legs and good dog never withdraws before the advancing cattle. They can not separate art from young adults, or search for a cow in heat.

By nature, this dog is wary of strangers and alert, with an innate instinct for territorial defense, which makes the ACD works perfectly as a guardian and protector of both home owners in and adjacent to the guarded flocks. These dogs do not roam and left in the open air is not moving away from its own territory, or of the owner. The most rewarding to them to perform a task or preferably together with his master.

Innate tendency to take the initiative combined with outstanding efficiency of body and mind. Robust and agile, full of enthusiasm and with a strong sense of duty, the Australian Cattle Dog is a faithful companion and loyal employee. However, this is a dog owner, his devotion often borders on addiction. Although happy lives with the family and works perfectly as a tutor and playmate of children, it is best to feel but with his master. Usually his infinite patience and sense of humor applies only to “his people”. Compared sometimes suspicious of strangers and at best indifferent, and often aggressive, especially on its territory and in the absence of a guide. And although it is a dog of medium size, its “rogue” look (described by Kaleskiego as “sly looking”) and how to move is better able to scare the intruder than a barking Rottweiler. This does not mean that you can not bring it to a nice, a friendly dog. Though it is hard, energetic it is a well-balanced character and gets along very well with the owner.

When in operation, at full speed, at home, however, is quiet and easy to get along. In order to provide it with an adequate dose of traffic i .. mental work. This dog designed to work with a man clinging to the owner of the legendary and ACD will be concocting his master step by step, constantly tangled under his feet, because a knife is something to be done, however, without imposing his personality. You must also know that they are long-lived dogs and a dog of this breed will be with us for many years and often and twenty. Dog named Bluey breed ACD, which was owned by Les Hall of Rochester, Victoria, Australia, was born in May 1910, and died on October 14th 1939. He lived 29 years and a 5-month! This dog is considered to be the longest living dog in the world (are taken into account only documented cases). For over twenty years he worked with cattle and sheep.

To maintain the well-being of the Australian Cattle Dog, however, requires an active lifestyle and activities and left alone can: fall into depression and poor eating habits (biting the tail, feet, etc.), bite people chase for vehicles and animals, dig holes in the garden, etc. Therefore, this breed is not suitable for people who spend most of the day outside the home and do not have time to provide the dog company. The solution is taking your dog to work. Cattledog is quietly sitting at his desk on the legs of her Lord and it will be a great satisfaction to him. Many retired persons also appreciates the race. These dogs do not run away, do not roam, they are noisy and happy to keep their company an older person and are criminal in case of emergency they can defend themselves. Hence their popularity among pensioners in Finland who prefer to choose the race of their comrades….

All the positive qualities are appreciated not only in Australia but also in the Anglo-Saxon countries, Argentina, and recently also in Europe. In the U.S. and Canada, ACD are in the top 50 most popular breeds. Used for grazing cattle in the Central United States, Argentina and reindeer herders in Scandinavia and Canada. Used in canine sports such as agilyty, Freesby, flayball as well as their ease of learning and original appearance in the film industry and advertising.

Agility, courage, excellent sense of smell and ability to make decisions in situations of extreme and “watchdog” size Australian Cattle Danes have made it increasingly used for training this breed rescue, police and military.

Their alertness, ability to follow and love the owner has also been used to train these dogs as guardians with disabilities, people with diabetes and epilepsy.

Please note that the ACD like to dominate among the other dogs, so a fight between dogs are not uncommon, although they are rather quick and brief clashes. The youth are crazy about the inexhaustible energy dogs prone to fights and sharp play, with age and proper training of their nature stabilizes and older dogs are prone disappear and your attention is directed to the owner. This makes it especially tend to be “jealous” of his attention, and with some of the breed’s good to see their internal hierarchy that does not cause unnecessary tension between the dogs. Among cattledogów difference in strength of character between the dog and the bitch is gone, which is related to the purpose of the breed. Regardless of the sex of the dog have a good job and it provided the backdrop for the selection of the first breeders and to this day these criteria should prevail.

All descriptions of the breed say that it is a quiet dog. Having had experience in dealing with this breed came to the conclusion that yes ACD are silent, no dog barks at everyone you meet that person, moving silently but many copies is sometimes noisy dogs when they are excited. Although the house is rather quiet and the presence of neighbors might not notice it while walking her joy of life and the excitement of the upcoming moment of fun, and his master back home, announce a very specific voice. How to carry the legend’s voice resembles the voice of the Australian Owls, the Australian Zmroczkika. And although it is not long “speech”, it’s definitely very sharp. It should be taken into account when deciding on Cattledog. Their voices, however, is changing dramatically when warned of upcoming intruder or defend territory. As guardian dogs are excellent because they do not initiate an alarm for any reason….

Specific barking, Plate August underfoot compensate loyalty and trust which can be placed in them. If Australijaski Cattle Dog rule the hearts of your Lord, that even if he had many dogs always wanted to be next to each other just the race. Cattle Dogs make and there are very few owners have a dog of this breed. Notable for its extraordinary intelligence, devotion, ability to adapt to the conditions in which they lived, agility and cunning and extraordinary beauty.


The first farmers did not have records of breeding, they wanted above all to create the best, as the Australian conditions, a sheepdog.

As far as the breed is diverging opinions and it would be wrong to opt for one of them. All data on the formation of races based on the surviving notes and old publications.

In the early nineteenth century settlers in Australia began to occupy areas of central and western parts of the continent. Huge spaces perfectly suitable for grazing cattle and sheep, which resulted in the rapid expansion of the stocks and the need for a dog that is able to withstand severe weather conditions and was so intelligent and confident that the vast areas could work independently. In the early settlers used the grazing cattle dog called “Smithfield” – it was a dog with a square build, vestigial tail, long and hard bristles, ointments mostly black with a white ruff. He had a wedge-shaped head, long ears and a bit ponderous gait. These dogs kept us cope with climate warynkami Australia, nor withstand difficult terrain and long distances. They were also very barking.

In the 30s of the XIX century, cattle tout named Timmins, said during a cattle drive that Dingo dogs do not bark, and they also have an innate instinct to chase them allowing overlapping sacrifice her from behind.

He crossed British Smithfield Dingo Dogs result was a dog called “Timmin’s Biters”. The dogs were rude about residual tail and worked in silence. Unfortunately, it turned out that they were too stubborn and biting too hard. Over time, ceased to use the cross to work but probably served to create another Australian breed Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog.

To work with cattle not fit well with bullterriers collie cross and quickly withdrawn from them, but still bullterrier (wrongly) considered to be the ancestor of the ACD.

In 1840, Thomas Hall, brought from Scotland a few merle collie hill. When working with cattle proved themselves perfectly, but the loud barking and overlap with cattle from the front (which is not the desired behavior during the cattle drive), losing PZY still have a lot of energy running around the herd.

Hall crossed offspring Blue Merle Collie Scottish Dingo and was silent dogs called “Hall’s Heelers”. The dogs Hall was a very high demand, as they were at that time the best herding breed in Australia. Thomas Hall continued his breeding work until the death of 28 maja1870

In the 60’s and 70’s of the nineteenth century, George Elliott of Queensland, like Hall experimented with crossbreeding marbled Dingo and Collie. Dogs from this cross were still called Hall’s Heelers or “Queensland Heelers”. With it came a lot of excellent breeding dogs. This led to the meticulous notes, in which he described the qualities and defects of dogs. For example: “12 February 1873 roku-ten bitch in a quarter coming from the dingo, is working with the herd so quietly that the name of the Muny (Aboriginal word meaning” quiet “).” Bitch of the left in the culture and overlaid it the perfect marbled Collie named Elliot (bought it 2 August 1875 year). From this mating came out excellent litter and one of the females, Rust, marbled covered again Collie named Steel. One of the puppies turned into a dog named Joker, in a quarter of the Dingo, and the dog hid females from litter Rust and Steel’s.

A few dogs from kennels Elliott bought a butcher Alex Davis and these dogs along with with him reached the cattle market in Canterbury in Sydney. The way in which these dogs work cattle prods so impressed that they immediately found the puppies too.

Among the buyers were two brothers of Canterbury, Jack and Harry Bagust. Their intention was to farm the “correct” race, so that the dogs were more tied to horses and people. They accomplished this by using the opacity Dalmatian owned by Mr. Stephan, a lawyer with the Ashfield / Sydney. The cross Queensland Heelers and Dalmatian dogs Bagustowie received that do not already have marbled coat but red and blue spotted. Puppies are born completely white and it was only about the fourth day, you could specify what color their hair is. At the same time expected to feature affection for horses and humans was stronger than expected and dogs from this litter famously collaborated with drover and horse. Both brothers had a black and tan Kelpie, who admired the zeal to work. Kelpie crossed with puppies Queensland Heelers x Dalmatian. The effects of past expectations. Received active dogs, with a stocky build, a type somewhat ciężkawego Dingo, durable, quiet running, high defense herd instinct and what is most interesting coat puppy was the only one of its kind in the world. Blue Dogs have black patches around the eyes, black ears, brown eyes and a small white patch on his head. Trunk was dark blue and evenly covered with bright blue years, came to the tan markings on chest and paws head. Rude dog on the head and had dark red matter, ears and patches of the same color.

Jack and Harry Bagustowie ran and hid selective breeding only those dogs that were as close as possible to the ideal in terms of the mental and physical and transmit this unusual coat.

Dogs from the kennel began to gain more and more popularity among farmers and especially the blue variety. With time, the dogs called “Blue Heelers”, “Queensland Heelers”, “Queensland Blue Heelers” drove the British breed of dog in working with cattle.

Then again added “fresh air” Dingo blood in the 40-ies of XX century. Dr. Allan McNivel crossed ACD and Dingo to improve health, sharpen and enhance the characteristics of temperament Dingo in habit. Most of the descendants of this cross was used for further breeding. In fact, since then, there were no longer any crosses, and culture focused on improving the relevant working dog traits, type, and color. It can be said that the dogs bred by the brothers Bagustów are the ancestors of the current Australian Cattle Danes….

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