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  1. New Dogs and Puppies
    Hi there, we recently (1 week ago) adopted a cattle dog x from a rescue. He’s 5 months old, we were told he’s an absolute gentle sweetheart and we really noticed how calm and relaxed he is. They had no idea on his background as he’d just been dropped off there, but seeming that he’s extremely...
  2. New Dogs and Puppies
    This is Zuko. He’s a 5 months old rescue and we only got him recently. He’s part blue heeler, but he might be the most relaxed boy you’ve ever met. He absolutely loves to snuggle and chill on the couch, hasn’t barked once and is really social and very gentle with all dogs and humans he’s met so...
  3. New Dogs and Puppies
    Hi there, my partner and I have been thinking about getting a puppy or adopting a dog younger than 6 months. It will be our first dog. I’ve always been around very active dogs - most of my friends and some of my family own husky’s, cattle dogs, shepherds and Labradors, which made me...
  4. Dog Health and Food
    So, I adopted a Australian Cattle Dog mix early last month who is heartworm positive. She and her sister came to the shelter from a hoarder house where she was kept outside 24/7, got pregnant multiple times, and contracted worms. She is a sweet girl who loves people, but she has some problem...
  5. Dog Breeds
    My research tells me he is mixed with Dalmatian...Duke is a rescue from a cattle dog rescue in Tampa fl. He’s 4 1/2 months old in this photo (which is current) he’s extremely smart, learns fast, loves puzzle toys, highly energetic, barks a lot and chews a lot. Anyone have any idea what he might...
  6. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi All, We have a 1 year old cattle dog who we got at 8 weeks old. Right from the get go straight into training. Very smart and picks things up quickly. Bruce, our cattle dog, over the last few weeks has started barking and growling at dogs when walking him on lead. As a pup, or when off lead...
  7. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I want to take my Australian cattle dog on walks near my house but she seems very stressed out if she can no longer see the house. Almost every day for the past few weeks i have tried walking walking her a little bit further, but we haven't made it very far and it just turns into me...
  8. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have had my Australian cattle dog for three years now and she has always shown a disinterest in socializing with other dogs, most of the time she will completely ignore them. This has been the case except for one dog that she sees has know since she was a puppy. When she is with this dog...
  9. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi everyone, first time poster. I'm looking for some advice regarding my Australian Cattle Dog pup. She's only six months old and we have a family vacation coming up. Unfortunately: NO DOGS ALLOWED. Can any ACD owners out there tell me if it is okay to board her with a boarding service for a...
  10. Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi Dog Forum, This is my first post but I am looking for some advice in training my puppy Bailey. Bailey is a 1 year old rescue, Australian Cattle Dog/Lab mix. My wife and I adopted her in July 2016. She has been a fantastic dog and loves being with the family. Her training over the last year...
  11. Dog Health and Food
    Hey ya'll! My registered, health-tested Australian Cattle Dog is nearing her whelp date! We previously did an ultrasound much early in the pregnancy and saw 5 healthy heartbeats. Then yesterday (day 58 of her pregnancy) we got her x-rayed for an accurate puppy count and to make sure everything...
  12. New Dogs and Puppies
    Hi everyone, First time poster. I’ve been browsing around a bit though - happy I found a place to talk dog. Anyways, long story short my girlfriend and I are talking very seriously about adopting a rescue. We live in Boston, MA. While we’re keeping our options open in terms of breed and age...
  13. General Dog Discussion
    Dexter is a (supposed) 11 week old Kelpie/Heeler (Australian cattle dog) mix, and he weighs 6.4 lbs/2.9kg. From what I can tell, most other kelpies AND heelers are much larger than he is at 11 weeks. According to the weight chart that i found online for both breeds he's pretty far below...
  14. New Dogs and Puppies
    I have a 3 yo Australian Cattle Dog named Doppler that I adopted a couple of months ago. We have 2 other dogs at home (both Lahsa Apsos) but I think their novelty has worn off and now on him and I need to find something good to keep him occupied both during the day while we are at work as well...
  15. New Dogs and Puppies
    I adopted this little cutie last weekend. Her mom is a very petite(~35lbs) cattle dog who was dropped off at the local animal service before giving birth so no one knows what the father was. Any ideas on what she's mixed with? She is very smart and gets bored very easily when Im not actively...
  16. Working Dogs
    Hi everyone, So my husband & I rescued an ACD from high killed shelter around last month and we named her Blu. We have told that she is about 3 years old. Apparently, she was abandoned by owner who tided her up in chain, i'm guessing mostly outside. We picked out a few ACD online & met a few...
  17. General Dog Discussion
    My Neighbor found him on her morning walk about 2 months ago. We took him in because she couldnt keep him, and he was going to be taken to the pound ...He is an amazing dog. I googled ACDs, because everyone and their mother has told me that he looks like a full blooded one. And I do have to...
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