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(Boston Terrier and Australian Cattle Dog mix) The Boston Cattle Dog is a medium sized dog with a sturdy build. The coat is short and will shed its undercoat. The color is usually black or brown and white.

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Character


This intelligent dog will require a dog owner who understands how to train and consistently lead. The herding trait from the Australian Cattle Dog may pass down to the Boston Cattle Dog. If this is the case you will need to discourage the nipping that may ensue. This hybrid will guard its family. It is well suited to agility training.

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Size


15-19 inches
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Weight


35-57 pounds
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General Health


Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy

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History


The Australian Cattle dog came to be in the 1800s by crossing the Dingo-blue merle Collies with Dalmatians and Kelpies. They were great herding dogs able to withstand high temps. The Boston Terrier came to existence in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Maintenance


Regular brushing is required to maintain their coat. Bathe as needed, but use a gentle shampoo product. Be sure to check any skin folds and dry them thoroughly.

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Ideal Environment


It can\'t be overstated that the Boston Cattle Dog is intelligent and has a high energy level. Regular training is necessary. This hybrid will excel in agility sports and games. Plenty of walking, running and play will be in order. Early socialization will play an important role in having a well rounded pet.

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