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Health & Longevity

Australian Cattle Dogs have a lifespan of about 10 to 13 years....Learn More!

The Breed Standard

The Cattle Dog's loyalty and protective instincts make it a self-appointed guardian...Read More!

ACD Colors

What is the difference between the Australian Cattle Dog's blue and red colors? Learn more....

Established in 2004, the purpose of the ACDHEW is to create knowledge by supporting original research; to preserve the knowledge of the past by collecting and organizing the information that already exists; and to disseminate this knowledge to the vast spectrum of Australian Cattle Dog enthusiasts. Read More!

The Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association rescues ACDs from these shelters to give the dogs a fresh start with a loving family. Our foster home volunteers welcome the dogs into their homes where they live as members of the family. Learn how you can help!

ACD Pedigree Sponsors: Kathy & Danny Branson, Ingrid Rosenquist, Lexi Kurowski, Denyse Adams, Rebecca Elder, Jennifer Ayres, Gwen Shepperson, Sandra Ball, Karen Cox, Lee Kephart, Kim Broster, Central Pennsylvania ACD Club, Lorrie Hilt, Marcia Malcomb, John Cone, Sherry MacLennan, Monica Shifflet, Tamara Kasser, Mark & Mary Philpott, Carrie Griffith, Patti Salladay, Connie Hayes, Amy Turner, Dawn Glover, Carol Delsman, Marcia Malcomb, Karen Cox, Lori Graham, Lorraine Norris

Why the Australian Cattle Dog?

  • Loyalty and protective instincts

  • Highly intelligent, self directed workers capable of complex problem solving

  • Possess high train-ability coupled with a strong desire to please

  • Adept at picking out and punishing trouble making stock

  • Gentle with calves, lambs or ducks

Our Happy Dogs

The Australian Cattle Dog Club of America, Inc.

The Australian Cattle Dog Club of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization functioning as the parent club for AKC registered Australian Cattle Dogs. To encourage and to do all possible to bring the natural qualities of Australian Cattle Dogs to perfection according to the current American Kennel Club (AKC) breed standard.e.