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Australian Cattle Dog Mix

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Is the Australian Cattle Dog Mix right for you?

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The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

All mixed breed dogs are individuals, but if your dog appears to be mostly Australian Cattle Dog, it's worth considering that breed's DNA.

The Australian Cattle Dog was developed to herd cattle in the wide open spaces and sometimes harsh or high temperatures of Australia. A wide mix of breeds went into its DNA, including the wild dog of Australia, the famous Dingo. The result is a tireless and highly intelligent working dog with energy to burn. All herding dogs enjoy solving problems and working alongside their humans, but this breed has a special need to get out in the great outdoors with an active owner. Depending on the rest of the mix, your dog could be a little more chill-- but I certainly wouldn't gamble on it. Plan on having an active dog that needs time, space, and challenges.

Appearance / health:
All mixed breed dogs are individuals, but if your dog appears to be mostly Australian Cattle Dog, it's likely to be a wash and wear pet that requires little grooming, since it sheds only once or twice a year for a period of two weeks. During that time, its undercoat will definitely come out in clumps though.

Behavior / temperament:
Again, a mixed-breed dog can always display significant variation from the average, but you should probably plan on the Australian Cattle Dog mix being an energetic companion who loves to travel with you around a large property like a farm or a ranch. This dog is unlikely to be a contented apartment pet.

wonderful

herding instinct, smart dog, highly active family, active outdoor lifestyle

challenging

destructive behaviors, hyperactive protective nature, energy level, huge annoying barker

interesting

tough dog, low maintenance dog, herding behaviors, daily exercise

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