The Australian Cattle Dog was bred when Australian cattle ranchers in the 1800s needed a herding dog to keep up on a cattle drives. They bred Blue Merle Collies and other European dogs with Australian Dingos to create an intelligent dog that could handle the harsh Australian outback. They have few health issues and require little grooming, but do need regular baths due to their love of the outdoors. The Australian Cattle Dog does great in an active, older family. Photo from dogbreedworld.com
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