Developed in Queensland where he works in huge herds of cattle and sheep, he is also expected to guard the property of the cattleman. This is an intelligent trainable breed with stamina to burn. Strongly built, compact yet agile, he needs work to stay out of mischief. His close dense coat is thicker on the neck and has a good bush on his tail.
Colours are a feature of the breed, blue speckled, blue and blue mottled or red speckled. Head markings are permissible. Blues may have certain tan markings and tan undercoat.
In the UK the Australian Cattle dog is shown under breed classes at a few shows, or Any Variety Not Seperately Classified - A.V.N.S.C. This can be AVNSC Pastoral, or AVNSC Working/Pastoral/Toy or any other combination of other groups!
They do NOT have Championship Status under KC Rules.
In Ireland, they have their own rules and these are the same as the F.C.I. - CAC and CACIB can be won here. At the moment GB residents, must register with the Irish Kennel Club to compete.
F.C.I. registered breeds should be able to show there, when quarantine is lifted in 2000.
|Update||Club Name||Contact||Phone number||Homepage|
|Update||Australian Cattle Dog
Society of Great Britain
|Ms S. Smyth||01344 420225||yes||yes|
|GARREG DDU||Edith Miller||0044(0)1407 810936||Isle of Anglesey||no||yes|
|GARREG||Mrs E Nicholls-Miller||01484 426407||Huddersfield||no||yes|
|AUSTMANS||Miss Kimberly Jebson||0044(0)1205 290504||Lincolnshire||yes||yes|
|CUCRODH||Pamela Harrow||0044(0)1659 74444||South-west Scotland||yes||yes|
|CURDELEON||Jack & Pearl Chetwynd||0044(0)1497 820567||Herefordshire||yes||yes|
For pictures of the top dogs in Scotland by Michael Trafford
Last update Saturday, July 17, 2004