Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

Description

The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a breed with a hardy build. As its name indicates, it has a tail that is short in length. The tail is set just above its back. The breed’s coat consists of two layers. The top layer is thick and short. The bottom layer of its coat is also short, but softer. The coat is longest at the collar. It has a wide head with a well-defined stop. The facial features are dark in color. The breed’s ears are larger than average and set above eye level. They are triangular in shape and narrow at the tip. Its neck is elongated and well muscled. The neck transitions smoothly to its straight back. The chest is wide and deep. It has muscular limbs. The back legs are angular. The front legs are straight under the breed.

Temperament

The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a breed that has a worker mentality. It is devoted to whatever position of work it is given. As its name indicates, it usually functions as cattle dog. This breed is an efficient watch and guard dog. It is an intelligent breed that enjoys spending time with its family. It gives and appreciates affection. When there are children and other pets in its household, it is best if it is raised with them.

Height and Weight

Male height: 18-20 inches Male weight: 40-50 pounds Female height: 17-19 inches Female weight: 35-45 pounds

Health Problems

There are no health problems associated with the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a breed that enjoys urban environments where it has a significant amount of space for physical exercise.

Exercise

Without physical activity, the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog can become discontent and destructive. It is best to keep this breed with work or other activities.

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is 12-15 years.

Litter Size

The average litter size for the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is 4-6 puppies.

Grooming

Brushing is all that is required for the coat of the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. Through most of the year brushing the coat a couple of times each week is all that is needed. During shedding season more brushing is required to remove any loose fur. Washing is only recommended when necessary.

Origin

Australia

Group

Herding

Color

The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is a blue or red in color. Its coat is usually covered in spots and may have black or red markings.