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Newest family member

26 Jun

The Australians got this one right. 

Meet the newest member of our family. 

Australian Stumpy Tailed Cattle Dog

New family

Great guard dogs, as well as cattle herding dogs.  Highly intelligent, they are classified as a rare breed.  They are like miniature Shepherds.  This one will go off to obedience (and then advanced) training just as soon as possible. 

He’ll fit right in with our blue heeler female, and other stumpy male.  They stay inside or out, are medium height (20″ at the shoulders), and tough enough for the Australian outback and deserts.  Can hear like a coyote (actually a dingo), which puts them head and shoulders above most domestic dogs.

They are born without their tails! 

Had you ever heard of them? 

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9 Comments

Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

9 responses to “Newest family member

  1. Dannyboy53

    June 26, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    This is the first time I’ve ever heard of them, sounds like an interesting breed. And no doubt a great asset around the property.

     
    • The Soffitrat

      June 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Yep. We’re getting some cattle and I also plan on them helping with those as well as security. They are already great at that.

       
  2. pickdog

    June 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Awesome!

     
    • Dannyboy53

      June 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Yeah, they are a sharp looking dog, impressive!

       
      • The Soffitrat

        June 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

        You ought to see his personality. He’s a hoot!

         
    • The Soffitrat

      June 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Yep. Thanks, Pick. They are as smart as a shepherd, but smaller. Have a head that is similar to a pit bull (strong jaws) and are fearless. I have found mine to stand off a coyote, who came back a few days later with his/her whole pack. I shot one, hung it on a fence post, and haven’t seen them since. Found numerous raccoons, some as big as he is, dead near the lakes. They make good cattle (herding) dogs as that is what they were bred for. And they are sharp looking. I was lucky to find mine around the Madisonville area.

       
      • Dannyboy53

        June 28, 2014 at 9:41 am

        I would like to have one of those myself but we have seven dogs already!

         
        • The Soffitrat

          June 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

          Dogs, for you, is not a problem (Except to feed ), but many don’t have any. This is just to spur some thought on their part. IMHO We will all be better off with well trained dogs. Why (how) did they get the moniker “mans best friend”? And just when was that?

           
  3. Dannyboy53

    June 29, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Well I can’t answer that question (” And just when was that?) but so far nothing has slipped past ours night or day. Four of those, unless a stranger can outrun or “outgun” them, will put his butt in a world of hurt when they get to him.

    As for the others, the best I can say about them is they better hope Mary will out live me! They are as useless as a Jake brake on a bicycle.

     

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