Australian Cattle Dogs are intelligent, independent, and filled with energy. If you want a dog willing and able to work all day, this is it. Due to the nature of their job, they are also courageous. A stubborn cow doesn't faze an ACD.
They form a strong bond with their humans and can be protective. Like all working breeds they have an abundance of energy, and do best when they have something to do. Besides being fantastic herders, they do well in many sports.
Australian Cattle Dogs are robust dogs with an average life span of 12-14 years. The world's oldest dog was an ACD, and lived for nearly 30 years.
~ Maria Sadowski ~