Ridin' The Range
- Feb 26, 2020
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- North East Tennessee, Yippee!!
It's hard losing a good dog!Australian Cattle Dpgs are very tough. I have heard that they are harder on sheep though since they are bred for working cattle which need a tougher dog who is not gentle.
They are great farm dogs though and like you said are game for anything. We had an Australian Shepherd X Cattle dog cross years ago, and he was super aggressive towards neighbor dogs and coyotes coming in after our animals. I got him for the children from a friend who was giving away the pups. He was great - super sharp, easily trained and a tough little guy. Sadly he was poisoned, we think by a neighbor who was putting out poison bait for rodents, etc. We don't know how he got hold of it, and our vet worked on him for days but no use.