Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is a clever, energetic, and muscular dog breed.


The Australian Cattle Dog was created when a cattle farmer called Thomas Hall from New South Wales cross-bred dogs used as drovers in the cradle of Christianity, probably smooth-coated collies and tamed dingoes. The dogs that came from the cross-breeding were known as Halls Heelers.

Physical Appearance

The Australian Cattle Dog is a herding dog breed initially made in Australia for droving cattle over long distances throughout rough terrain. This dog breed is a medium-sized, short-coated dog that occurs in 2 primary color forms.


18 to 20 inches (male)

17 to 19 inches (female)


35 to 50 lbs.


12 to 16 years


  • Strong 
  • Daring
  • Respectful
  • Cautious
  • Faithful
  • Protective

Susceptible Diseases

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hearing problems
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Care and Grooming

The Australian Cattle Dog does not need a lot of priming; however, some grooming is required to keep it healthy and clean. Brush regularly, four times every month, to absorb oils and take off dust when it sheds.