The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) is an affectionate and playful pet. However, it is reserved with people it does not know and naturally cautious in new situations. Its attitude to strangers makes it an excellent guard dog when trained for this task, and it can be socialised to become accustomed to a variety of people from an early age as a family pet. It is good with older, considerate children, but will herd people by nipping at their heels, particularly younger children who run and squeal. By the time puppies are weaned, they should have learned that the company of people is pleasurable, and that responding to cues from a person is rewarding. The bond that this breed can create with its owner is strong and will leave the dog feeling protective towards the owner, typically resulting in the dog’s never being too far from the owner’s side. The Australian Cattle Dog can be the friendliest of companions although it is quick to respond to the emotions of its owners, and may defend them without waiting for a command. The ACD was originally bred to move reluctant cattle by biting, and it will bite if treated harshly. The Australian Cattle Dog’s protective nature and tendency to nip at heels can be dangerous as the dog grows into an adult if unwanted behaviours are left unchecked.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of an Australian Cattle Dog Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
NSW, Southern; AVONPARK Kim Fisher 0439 469 885 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW, Scone; MAHO Carol Ryan Scone, NSW, Australia email@example.com
NT, Darwin; TAGETARL Carol & Steve Beckett firstname.lastname@example.org
QLD, Gatton; CLEARIDGE Narelle & Graham Nicolson 07 54665242 email@example.com
QLD, Toowoomba; BENDIBOI Kirstie Ferguson 07 4695 8606 firstname.lastname@example.org
SA, Virginia; LONERUN Toni Gardiner 040 2353 449 email@example.com
ONTARIO; URETOPIA Margaret Ure (519) 674 2461 firstname.lastname@example.org
ON, SLATE RIVER; KENNEL “REDDENBLU”; JOYCE REDDEN.; EMAIL; REDENBLU@TBAYTEL.NET
ON, LINDSAY; KENNEL “AGASSIZ”; Lorraine Norris & Charlie Gerster; PHONE; +(705) 374-3989
QC, POLTIMORE; KENNEL “Priestcreek”; Tammy McGarry; PHONE; +819-457-2563; EMAIL; email@example.com
SK, GRANDORA; KENNEL “COWCUTTER”; Jen Seaborn; PHONE; +306-384-1583.
PRELOUC; KENNEL “CIDABRO”; Andrea Dankova; PHONE; +420 461 100 127; CELL; +420 604 487 650; EMAIL; firstname.lastname@example.org
GISBORNE; TAYLORD Kay Taylor 06 8676297 email@example.com
WAIKATO; SEABERWYN Delwynne Pouwels. 0064 7 8896565 firstname.lastname@example.org
LINCOLNSHIRE; JAHANGHIR MESDAMES GRAY & GUY +01205 871329 JahanghirRotts@aol.com
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.RETFORD; KENNEL “ROTTALMA”; MRS Colton & Tune & Bonser; PHONE; 01777 701961. rottalmarotties@aoL.com
SCOTLAND, D. & G.; KENNEL “Cucrodh””; PAMELA HARROW; PHONE; 01659 74444; EMAIL; cattLedogs@btinternet.com
SHROPSHIRE; Yarraman K. J. & N.P. Digby Prees, Shropshire email@example.com
YORKSHIRE, Normanton: kennel “TIBORKIE”; MS REBECCA L KAYE; PHONE;07908637576; EMAIL; tiborkie@aoL.com
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AZ,GOODYEAR; KENNEL “SUGARE-n-sPICE”; TODD & ROCHELLE GRIBLER; PHONE; +623.680.4577
CO, Apodaca; ROADHOUSE Patrick & Michele Soet firstname.lastname@example.org
IL, ST. JOSEPH; KENNEL”KATWALA”; Kathy Branson and Danny Branson; EMAIL; KATHY@KATWALA.COM
IL, St. Joseph; KATWALA Kathy Branson email@example.com
KS, ALTOONA; KENNEL “STOCKMAN”; MEGAN MILLER-GLOSHEN; EMAIL; StockmankenneLs@yahoo.com
NC, TAYLORSVILLE; KENNEL “MILL CREEK’S”; KRISTIE KILLIAN; PHONE; +828-493-7465 or +828-635-0980
OR, REDMOND; KENNEL “LAKOTA”; Jeff and Carrie Griffith; EMAIL; Lakota@crestviewcabLe.com
OR, Redmond; LAKOTA Jeff & Carrie Griffith firstname.lastname@example.org
OK,Tulsa, REDFOOT Knls; Frieda R. Young; +74132-3217; email@example.com
WA, Winlock; AUSTLYN; Lynda Rocksvold; +(360) 266-0925; AustlynACDs@aol.com
WY, WYOMING; KENNEL “BUFFALO CREEK RANCH CATTLE DOGS” Gwen Shepperson; PHONE +307-267-1956.