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The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, a unique and enduring symbol of Australia’s ranching heritage, is a breed distinguished not just by its characteristic lack of a long tail, but also by its tenacious work ethic and sharp intelligence.

Physically, they are medium-sized, muscular dogs with a short, weather-resistant coat, often displaying distinctive red or blue speckled patterns. They possess a natural herding instinct, combined with a vigilant and protective demeanor, making them excellent working dogs and loyal companions.

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The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, a unique and enduring symbol of Australia’s ranching heritage, is a breed distinguished not just by its characteristic lack of a long tail, but also by its tenacious work ethic and sharp intelligence.

Physically, they are medium-sized, muscular dogs with a short, weather-resistant coat, often displaying distinctive red or blue speckled patterns. They possess a natural herding instinct, combined with a vigilant and protective demeanor, making them excellent working dogs and loyal companions.

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Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog – Mirani

2 x Female Blue Stumpy Tail Puppies 1 x Male Red Stumpy Tail Puppy Father is Purebred Blue Stumpy Tail Mother is Crossbreed Red Stumpy Tail Born 17th March 2024 Vet Checked, Vaccinated, Microchipped Used to being handled by young children Ready to take 7th May, 2024

Chris Laidlow


Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog – AnniePride Kennels

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Female 🐶Pedigree Papered /Ankc Registered 🐶Quality Red 🐶Vaccinated 🐶Worming up to date 🐶Microchip 🐶Dna 🐶Working/ Guard/ Small Breeder/ Family 🐶Best homes only 🐶BIN0000191631884 🐶Dogs QLD - 4004585360

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Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog – Walloon

Tank is a loving beautiful natured dog. Unfortunately he needs to be working on a farm, or large property. We purchased Tank when he was just 8 weeks old. Born 5/4/23. Photos provided are when he was younger. Second photo, now he is a little bit bigger. He is microchipped and I have the form to change his details.

Simone Halliwell


Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog – Mulgildie

4 blue male stumpy-tail

Kris Neal


Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog – Upper Coomera

Pups ready 28/10 wormed, 2/4/6/8 Vaccinated vet checked micro chipped born 1/9. Both parents can be viewed.

Michael smith


Cattle dog puppies

Pups will be vaccinated, microchiped and vet checked Will be ready for new homes 31st of October Also comes with puppy packages

Jennifer sanders


Blue Australian stumpy tail cattle dogs

We have 13 puppies from our litter looking for their forever homes. We have a 6 boys and 7 girls. Some have stumpy tails and others were born long. The parents are a Red Male ASTCD and Blue Female ASTCD which was born with a long tail. All puppies have been socialised well with our other dogs and also our children. They will be microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and ready to go from the 6th September. All microchipped numbers to be confirm and passed on at the time of purchase. More photos available

Kara Lehmann


stumpy tale cattle pups

Roughly 10 weeks old 3 males left 3rd generation bred

Kai lucas


Australian Cattle Dog Pups

Australian Cattle dog pups. Only one red boy and one blue boy left. Available for their forever homes 7th January. Can view now. Vaccinations worming and microchip will all be done Friday 6th. Very healthy active puppies

Brigitta Ryan


Red & Blue Cattle dog Pups for sale

Gorgeous stumpy tail cattle pups (plus 2 long tail) available for sale.  Vet cert, wormed bi- weekly, vaccinated prior to sale.  Beautiful, playful dogs. Well handled by children so perfect for families or for working dogs. Born 18/9/22 Blue males x 2 Blue female x 1 Red female x x 2 Blue female (long tail) x 1 Red female (long tail) x 1 Happy to email or text pictures or video. Parents available for viewing. Please contact Jamee on 0438367438 BN000846685

Jamee Wykes


Pure Bred Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs

I have 7 beautiful stumpy tail cattle dogs for sale, they are 12 weeks old had their second vaccination and have been microchipped, wormed from 2,4,6,8,10,12 weeks. These dogs make wonderful family pets,  they are very loyal and are good watch dogs .They will all so work cattle . 3 blue stumpy boys 1blue male with tail 1 red male with tail 2 blue girls with tails

Bronwyn Williams


Gorgeous Cattle Dog Pups

Gorgeous Cattle dog pups will be looking to be spoilt and loved in their new forever homes 12.10.21 They will be vaccinated and microchipped on Tuesday on their 6 Wk birthday. They have been wormed every 2 weeks from 2 weeks of age. If you are looking for never ending loyalty and protection and the best friend you have ever had, then these babies will definitely be the ones. All pups are long tails despite dad being a rumpy and mum being a stumpy.  

Ruth Gough


Australian Smithfield Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs

3 Pure Breed Stumpy Tails 1 Red Boy & 2 Blue Females, 2 Pure Breed Tails2 Red Females,   Born on 1st June 2021, strong, healthy, extremely intelligent, their natural instincts of a working cattle dog developing more each day, all puppies have there own unique personalities starting to show.   Puppies are micro chipped, vaccinated and wormed.   This is mum RUSTY’s first litter, proven a real natural, so proud of my girl. Rusty comes from a long line of pure breed working blood line. She is a red stumpy, 1year old.   Dad REDDOG, 9 years old, and is also is first litter, REDDOG has taken on his roll as a natural. He is a pure breed with tail.   Puppies are looking for loving homes that can provide them with right environment a cattle dog deserves! If it's a loyal, gentle, loving, protective, mate. the cattle dog could be for you. They are super keen to impress with there strong, super energetic, love to be put to work. when put to work these dogs will impress.    

Cassie Novotny


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The Ultimate Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Guide

About Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

A medium-sized breed, the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs (ASTCDs) are known for their docked tails.

They’re also referred to as the Stumpy, Stumpy Tail or Heeler. These dogs are active, robust and thrive on constant activity.

Lifespan

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13 - 15 years

Weight

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Male:16 - 23 kg Female: 16 - 23 kg

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Male: 46 - 51 cm Female: 43 - 48 cm

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One of the best things about Stumpies is that they have few grooming requirements. Their coats are all-weather resistant. Therefore, all they need is a weekly brushing using either a metal comb or bristle brush.

The only time you’ll have to groom them often is when they shed heavily, which happens twice per year. During this time, you’ll notice that their hair falls out in clumps like that of Collies.

Origins

ASCTDs are considered one of the oldest purebred dog breed in Australia. They were developed from cross-breeding the British herding dogs with the Australian Dingo.

But, Stumpies appeared on the scene long before dog breeding was recorded. This means that their true ancestry is still unknown.

The Stumpy Tail’s tale began in the late 18th century. This was following the first settlement of the British colonialists in Australia. At the time, Australia’s economy was largely dependent on livestock trading. Due to this, there was a need to have a good droving dog.

Having anticipated this need, the first British settlers brought their sheepdogs along. Sadly, these dogs could not withstand the extreme climatic conditions of this country. The majority collapsed in the fields due to heatstroke.

To overcome this hurdle, the settlers decided to breed their herding dogs with a native. They choose the dingo as it was well-suited for such a climate. It is believed that the Smithfield was one of the British herding dogs used in this out-cross. The Smithfield was fairly large, muscled and bob-tailed.

The resulting breed became known as the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog.

Key Characteristics Of Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs

Are Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs Family-Friendly?

Yes, though they’re more suited for owners with active lifestyles. These are free-spirited, courageous and extremely loyal dogs.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs may suffer from:

Hip and elbow dysplasia

Bilateral/complete/total deafness

Progressive retinal atrophy

Collie eye abnormality

Nature / Temperament

The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is known for its alert, responsive, and intelligent temperament. This breed exhibits a natural inclination towards working and herding, showing a keen sense of vigilance and an unyielding work ethic that reflects its cattle-herding heritage.

Suitable Environment

Ideally suited to a rural or suburban setting with ample space, this breed benefits from a home with a large, securely fenced yard where it can exercise and play.

This breed is best suited for active owners who can commit to meeting their high energy requirements and engage them in regular, structured activities.

Other Considerations

● Australian Stumpies tend to be territorial. Having been bred as herding dogs, they have strong herding instincts. They can sometimes nip at your heels. But with early socialisation, they will not display such behaviour.

● Given their background, the ASTCDs are capable of working in extreme temperatures.

● They come in two main colours: blue or red. They may be speckled or solid.

How can I take good care of my Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog?

Nutrition

Stumpies need 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry dog food every day. This should be divided into at least two meals. Ensure the dog food is as nutritious as possible. It should have the basic nutrients: proteins, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Grooming

Brush their coats once a week.

Exercise

If there’s one title that befits the Stumpy Tail, it would be the “tri-athlete of the canine species”. In other words, these dogs love to work very hard. That said, they fare best when they are subjected to vigorous activities.

Failure to keep them engaged causes them to feel bored. In some scenarios, they may display antisocial behaviours like barking and chewing.

On the plus side, Stumpies are the perfect companions for sports lovers. So if you’re always going camping, hiking and trail riding, this dog will fit right in.

Training

Stumpies are intellectual dogs; therefore they respond well to training. They are also pack-oriented, which means they need a firm leader. So as the owner, you’ll need to take charge right from the minute you bring them home.

Start by teaching them simple commands. Once they’ve learned these, you can take them for skills training.

Most Asked Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Questions

No. At first glance, the Stumpies resemble Cattle Dogs in every way. But if you examine both breeds closely, you’ll notice several differences.

For one, the Sumpy is more squarely proportioned than the ACD. Also, the Stumpies have longer legs than their counterparts.

These are energetic and intelligent dogs. This coupled with the fact that they’re independent means they don’t need too much affection. Still, they do like to be praised and given treats every once in a while.

Due to their high exercise demands, they’re not meant to live in apartments. Instead, the ideal home is one that has a large yard. This way, they have ample space to run and play.

Also, the perfect owner should be an active person who can take them for long walks or a swim.

An Australian Stumpy pup costs between $400 and $1,000 approximately.

This is general information and should not be relied on as adoption or purchasing advice.

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