Meet Marks adorable Mutt
Innocent face (don't fall for it!)
For a "not full bred Stumpy" he sure has all the traits.
The Stumpy Tail (albeit cross bred) that still wags
Now why is he on the outside of the gate and I am in the back yard?
Easy for him!
Through this hole, then dig under neighbours gate and he has all the brains all of a sudden, until I came home early one day.
At first glance the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog resembles its longer tailed cousin but closer scrutiny reveals a slightly different conformation. The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog has a squarer build, the Australian Cattle Dog being a little longer in the body in relation to its height at the shoulder. Neither does the blue Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog have tan markings like the Australian Cattle Dog. Of course the most obvious difference is the tail. They are not docked. The pups are born with tiny stumpy tails, which according to the standard may not exceed four inches when fully grown.
Group 5: Working
Energy Level: moderate to high
Original Function: Herding
Temperament: very alert, watchful and obedient, affectionate and responsive to its owner, but reserved towards strangers.
Characteristics: Possesses a natural aptitude in the working & control of cattle. It is ever alert, watchful & obedient, though suspicious of strangers.
Recommended for: Working Life, Active people & families.
Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
Height: Dogs 46-51 cms (18-20 ins)
Height: Bitches 43-48 cms (17-19 ins)