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Australian Cattle Dog

Size: 43-51 cm

Weight: 16-20 kg

Life Span: Approx. 12 years

Activity Level: Active

Country of Origin: Australia

*PetSure Australia Claim Figures 2013, payment subject to benefit percentage

Characteristics & Personality

Key attributes – loyal, courageous and active.

Australian Cattle Dogs can be strong-willed, have plenty of courage and are known to be loyal to their owners. Many thrive when given activities and /or work to keep them active, especially if playing or working with their owner. It is important that they are well socialised at an early age, as they can be territorial and wary of strangers at times.

Compatibility with: (Scale: 1 - caution to 5 - excellent)

Owners 5

Children 2

Other Pets 4

Strangers 3

Unfamiliar Dogs 3


Exercise Requirements: Daily walks combined with stimulating activities are recommended.

Coat: Smooth, straight and hard.

Coat Colour: Blue and red-blue, blue mottled, blue speckled with or without black, tan and white, red speckled with solid red markings.

Pay attention: The owner of the Australian Cattle Dog needs to be determined as this breed can be quite independent and strong. It is important to socialise around strangers, children and unfamiliar dogs at a young age.

Health & Wellbeing

Common health concerns: Eye defects, Deafness, Arthritis

High Pet Claim Example: $4211.00 Cruciate Ligament

Most common insurance claim: Arthritis

Average insurance claim amount (exc. routine): $155.83

This is general information only and all dogs should be properly socialised, provided training and supervised around children.