Without peer as a cattle herder, the Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) is ready and willing to work all day. Their agility,
strength and courageousness allow them to easily control and move cattle in both open and confined spaces.
Stubborn cows don't discourage this dog - they just become more determined to get the job done! The breed can
be blue or red (can be in mottled or speckled pattern), with or without black, blue or tan markings.
A Look Back
In the 1800s, Australians began crossing Dingo-blue merle Collies to Dalmatians and Black and Tan Kelpies. The
result was a dog identical in type and build to the Dingo, only with a thicker set and peculiar markings - and also
an excellent worker. Known originally as the Blue or Australian Heeler, the ACD has been a huge help to the
Australian beef industry, enabling farmers to maintain huge herds.