The Australian Cattle Dog is a courageous, very tough, extremely loyal, highly intelligent working dog with strength & endurance unlike any other dog of its size.
Australian Cattle Dogs are very athletic & capable of quick and sudden movement. Renowned for their protectiveness and loyal to family & property, they are very selective as to who are friends or foe. Cattledogs are gentle by nature but will show aggression if their family or property is threatened. Their devotion is unquestioned and they will laid down their lives to protect their loved ones.
ACDs are one of the most versatile & highly trainable breed of dogs in existence today. Not only are they one of the greatest herding/working dog breeds, but they also make excellent family pets - In The Right Hands! - as they are easy to train on an invisible dog fence.
ACDs are great dogs of choice if you want to do Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Tracking &/or Herding competitions. ACDS are even being used as Hearing Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, there is no end to the intelligent & learning capability of the Australian Cattle Dog, also know as the Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, & Queensland Heeler.
Cattledogs are very loving, playful & always willing to please. They thrive on praise & will do anything to please their loved ones.
It is most important to stress that the ACD must be treated with respect: in turn he/she will give you the same courtesy. In disciplining them they must be treated firmly but fairly.
Without direction from a fair & firm "Pack Leader" they can get into lots of trouble finding things to do on their own!
It is also important to realize that these dogs need lots of activity & exercise. "A good dog is a tired dog" as the saying goes.
Another very important factor to realize is Cattledogs want to be with their people all the time & will follow you everywhere, they are not meant to stay outside all the time away from the family, they want to be part of the family.
With training, commitment & most of all Love,
the Australian Cattle Dog is the Greatest Companion,
Friend & Natural Family Protector you will ever find!
If you are interested in adopting a Cattledog, CattleMutt, or a small breed of dog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call
636-931-6785. If we do not have the right dog for you or if you are interested in another breed that we do not have we might be able to
point you in the right direction.
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