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Re: "Dave" my new Australian Shepherd pup

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:55 pm
by Son of Butch
FlyingLSimmentals wrote:Dave
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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?

Re: "Dave" my new Australian Shepherd pup

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:45 pm
by FlyingLSimmentals
Thanks, SOB. The breeders had docked his tail as a puppy. I didn't see his parents but was told that the mother stayed outside in a kennel and that she was an Australian Cattle Dog or at least part A. cattle dog and part A. Shepherd. Was told the dad stayed in the house and he was a black tricolor Australian Shepherd and that he was a part miniature Australian Shepherd. Think he got his black tricolor from his daddy, and his erect ears, short hair, and the few speckles on front legs from his mother.