Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is an extremely intelligent, active, and compact dog breed. They have beautiful, hanging tails, muscular legs and rounded heads with pointy ears. Their dense coats come in blue, blue speckled, and red speckled, with dark or tan markings. They were originally bred to handle herds of cattle, they are extremely protective and excel at hunting, chasing, and moving livestock. Keep their minds alert by offering interesting and challenging training. They can be described as intelligent, resourceful, hardworking, and alert pooches.
Common Health Conditions
- Larger breed dogs, such as Australian Cattle dogs, are prone to the blood vessel irregularity of liver shunts.
- Hip dysplasia, an inherited disease in Australian Cattle Dogs that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis.
- Obesity can be a significant health problem in Australian Cattle Dogs. It is a serious disease that may cause or worsen joint problems, or cause metabolic and digestive disorders.