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Australian Cattle Dog

Breed Information
Name
Australian Cattle Dog
Other names
Kelpie, Barb
Origin
Australia
Breed Group
Herding dog breeds (UKC)
Life span
10 -14 years
Temperament
Intelligent
Alert
Friendly
Loyal
Energetic
Eager
Height
Male: 18–20 inches (46–51 cm) Female: 17–19 inches (43–48 cm)
Weight
Male: 14–21 kg Female: 14–21 kg
Colors
Fawn
Black
Blue
Brown
Chocolate
Black & Tan
Puppy price
Average $500 - $600 USD
Breed Characteristics
Good with Kids
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Trainability
Shedding
Watchdog
Intelligence
Grooming
Popularity
Adaptability
Overview

Australian Kelpie of Australian origin, originated in nineteenth Century.

Alias Kelpie ( Kelpie ), where the black fur is also known as Babu ( Barb ). Many people think it is a border collie and the Australian Dingge dogs (Dingo ) of mixed blood, but the literature suggests it is a British North Country Collie offspring, this work very hard sheepdog, like many other shepherd dog, in the late nineteenth Century imported into australia. Now that Australia has about 100000 of the dogs. Although the size is relatively small, but to grazing cattle, sheep, goats and deer. The name " Kelpie " originates from the Scotland writer Rober Lewis Stevenson's Novels " kidnapping " mentioned in a kelpie. In 1870 the breed began to well known. It is one of the dogs with high working efficiency. The dog is the first public exhibition in 1908.

Body type

Muscular but sturdy compact body is slightly greater than the height, length. Long and narrow, erect ears, eyes and forceful, seems to only by eyes can control the sheep. Face such as fox. Chest broad, short limbs and compact, strong bones, muscles. The foot is relatively small, toes arched. Medium length tail drooping naturally. The hair is divided into two layers, a tough rough can resist snow outer hair and thick and short inner layer outer hair shiny hair. Colors are black, red, and some other color patterns, such as brown, fawn, chocolate, blue. Their ability to work is the main reason for their breeders like.

Coat

Black, black and tan, red, red and tan, blue, blue and tan, fawn, fawn and tan, cream

Color

Black with or without tan markings; blue (gray) ranging from dark to light, with or without tan markings; red ranging from chocolate to light red, with or without tan markings; tan ranging from dark to cream. Minimal white markings such as a spot, strip, or at most, a blaze on the chest are acceptable. White stockings are a serious fault.

Temperament

Intelligent, Alert, Friendly, Loyal, Energetic, Eager

Tasty Tidbits

Character, sensitive, sensitive, high working efficiency, is very dedicated dog. The master signal responsive, even at a distance will respond positively to. They worked day and night, grazing day, night guard.

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