The Australian Cattle Dog originates from Australia, as the name suggests. It is a short coat herding dog often used to move cattle and sheep over enormous tracts of land.
It was designed in Australia for driving cattle over long distances through some of the country's rough terrain. The Australian Cattle Dog shares its intelligent and energetic traits with other herding dog breeds.
- The Australian Cattle Dog originates from Australia, where they were designed to herd cattle.
- Australian Cattle Dog is also called a heeler or red heeler. The dog is energetic and intelligent, a common trait amongst herding dog breeds.
- The average lifespan of the heeler is 11 to 16 years.
- They carry their young for 63 days, roughly two and a half months. Their young ones are born white and develop color as they grow.
- A lesser-known fact about the Australian Cattle Dog is that they are descendants of the dingoes.
- Pet owners will love that an Australian Cattle Dog does not shed and therefore requires minimum grooming except for the occasional wipe-down to prevent odor build-up.