Re: "Dave" my new Australian Shepherd pup
Dave is a great looking dog. I had to research Australian dogs to see breed standards, because of his erect ears and hair
coat he must be a crossbred and not a registered Australian Shepherd. He appears to fall more into the category of a
"Stump Tail Australian Cattle Dog" a breed under development with erect ears and natural stump tail descending from European cattle dogs, but not yet recognized as a breed by any major kennel club. Stump Tails are speckled so I suspect
he may get his coloring from a shot of short haired smooth collie somewhere in the woodpile. All in all a good looking dog. Was he born with a stump tail or was it docked?