Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Description
The ears should be medium in size, and they should be wide near the base. The muzzle of the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog should taper to a point. The teeth of this breed should form a scissors bite, and the nose should be black in color. Both the neck and chest are powerful, and the coat should be of moderate length.
The acceptable coat colors for the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog are red or blue speckled and black patches may be present on the head.
Also Known As
Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a breed that is known for being alert and dependable. While they will be wary with strangers, they are loving to those that care for them. As the name implies, this breed is skilled when it comes to managing cattle. They have a strong work ethic and are quick to follow the commands that are given to them by their owners. The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog can become bored within a short period of time, and it can become problematic if owners don’t attend to its needs. This is a dog that constantly wants to be active. They are excellent with children they are familiar with, and owners will want to give them consistent training.
There are no known health problems that are specific to the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. Any diseases that it suffers from are common with all dogs. While the maximum life expectancy of this dog isn’t known, it may not live longer than 14 years.
This dog was bred to work and has excessive amounts of stamina. Owners will want to give them as much exercise as they can. For these dogs, the need for exercise is not optional. If they don’t get the physical activity they need, they may begin displaying behavioral problems. They are not good for those that live in apartments and will need to be placed in a sizeable yard.
Special Grooming Needs
The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog has a short coat that is simple to groom. Owners will want to brush it every so often, and it should only be given a bath when it needs it. The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog will shed one or two times a year.