Boston Cattle Dog
Breed group : Herding, Non-Sporting
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GENERALBreed group: Herding, Non-Sporting Type: Hybrid
Talent: Agility, Tricks, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 20-40 pounds Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-15 years Rarity: Common Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Boston Cattle Dog is the result of cross between the Australian Cattle dog and the Boston Terrier purebreds. Their general characteristics depend on the dominant genes from their parent breeds. This dog breed is good for families as both the parent breeds are very gentle and patient with children and other pets in the house.
Their can be a variety of colours for this breed. Most common being black and white, brown and white, black with white patches and many other colours.
The coat of this breed is very short, harsh and soft to touch.
They can inherit the Boston Terrier's perfect family dog personality traits as well as Australian Cattle dog's herding and strong personality traits. While the Terrier is obedient, intelligent, full of fun dogs, the Cattle require firmer training and leadership from the owner who could establish his authority over them. The two parent breeds are highly opposite to each other in many respects and the resulting Boston Cattle Dogs can differ from dog to dog in personality.
These dogs can be moderate shedders and regular brushing is advisable for these dogs.
They inherit intelligence from their parents and should not be difficult to train. They may show some stubborn behavior but should be dealt with firm and consistent training and the owner should establish himself as strong pet leader to gain obedience of these dogs.
This breed is lively, energetic and playful and would require fair amount of play and walk sessions.