First developed and refined in Australia during the late 1800’s to herd cattle, the Australian Cattle Dog is tough, courageous, and possesses great stamina. The versatility of this “natural” breed is a tribute to those who have worked to keep it a true working dog. Their intelligence and ability to “problem-solve” guarantee the Australian Cattle Dog excel in herding, obedience, agility or as a vital family member. The Australian Cattle Dog is part Collie, Dingo, Kelpie, and Dalmatian. The pups are born white. Adult coats are short, dense, and either red or blue. They are athletically built, and capable of sudden, quick movements.