The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) is one of the smartest and hardest working canines in all of dogdom. Bred for herding cattle, a job at which he excels, this medium-sized dog (up to 20” and 49lbs) is at his best when there is work to be done. ACDs will form a loving, protective bond with their family, but their active minds and bodies must be given a challenge, or they may become bored and/or destructive. Fortunately, there are many fun activities that they can participate in with their owners (herding, obedience, agility, etc.) that will meet their needs. The ACD is a “wash and wear” breed, and his distinctive bluish or reddish coat is low maintenance.
Active, athletic, intelligent, independent