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    Default My new ACD with stumpy tail.

    Gday

    I just put a deposit on my new ACD puppy shes at 4 weeks old so 4 more weeks to pick her up!

    But anyways she has a stumpy tail and this may seem like a silly question but is she Australian cattle dog or stumpy tail cattle dog?

    The mum is Red heeler and the dad is Blue stumpy tail, the litter was half n half long and short tail.

    According to the internet, stumpy tails are not meant to have the red tan markings at all? I guess my pup is random mix in between hehe?
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    If she doesn't come with ANKC papers - you can call her what you like.

    Australian Cattle dogs - as an ANKC breed include Blue heeler, Red heeler and the tri colour black tan with a bit of white and ticking...

    Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog...
    Australian National Kennel Council

    Probably best to call her a stumpy tail or smithfield - that way more people will know you didn't chop her tail off - tho lots of people will still think that.

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    Very cute. She is a cross of both but in these photos seems to be taking after the ACD - colour and thickness. The Smithfield or Stumpy is finer, has no tan (as you noted) and long back legs. I woudl just call her a Cattle Dog.

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    Ok thank you very much, I hope they weren't docked though I don't see why they would have half docked and half not plus the dad is a stumpy tail so the owner says.

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    Like you, I doubt people would dock ACDs nor do half a litter. Enjoy you baby when she arrives..

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    I think they were born that way. It happens. It's just a lot of people don't know that. So you're going to have to educate them over and over. But that's ok, I'm sure she will be a brilliant dog. But I'm quite biased in favour when it comes to cattle dogs.

    You will need to spend some extra time teaching her it's not ok to chase things without permission... Especially joggers. They don't call those dogs - heeler for nothing, tho mine graduated to rib nipper... argh.

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