The Australian Cattle Dog requires bathing and brushing. This determined dog can be bathed as frequently as every other week up to no longer than every 8 weeks in order to keep the coat clean and minimize the doggie odor. The care and maintenance of the coat set the foundation for obtaining healthy skin and coat.
How do you bathe a cattle dog?
When bathing, start behind the ears and work back. Use a washcloth to apply the soap, and rinse around the head and face. Once you have shampooed your dog, you must rinse the coat thoroughly and when you feel quite certain all shampoo residue has been removed, rinse once more.
Are Australian cattle dogs hard to take care of?
Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat. Well suited as a companion or working dog. Small, but sturdy.
Are cattle dogs aggressive?
Aggression (especially towards strangers) is the number one behavior problem we hear about from cattledog owners. Usually this begins when the dog reaches adolescence (8 months to 2 years). If not addressed, this behavior will get worse and worse as the dog learns to practice it to make unwanted people go away.
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Are cattle dogs strong?
They were bred to herd cattle, and they are immensely strong, energetic, and smart. They have a very strong personality and in order to be happy, will need an owner who is just as strong and stubborn as they are. Once this match is made, the Australian Cattle Dog excels at obedience, both in the ring and in real life.