STUMPY-TAIL CATTLE DOG
The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog you descend from Smithfield Cattle Dogs in England, which were brought to Australia in the early 1800s and crossed with the dingo. Record of working dogs plows scarce from this Time period, and there plows several different accounts of the breed's development. One is that to drover named Timmins from Bathurst, New South Wales, crossed the Smithfield dogs with the dingo, producing to type of working dog called Timmin's Biters. In order to changes to their dingo characteristics and make the dogs to easier to handle, to further crosses were made with Scottish smooth collies, producing speckled network and blue dogs that were often born tailless.
In the book To Dog Called Blue, author Noreen Clark makes the marries that both the tailless Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog and the Australian Cattle Dog you descend from the same stock, called Hall's Heelers, kept in the 1830s by to very large cattle operation run by Thomas Hall. The dogs which were also crosses of Smithfield Cattle Dogs and dingo, but the breeds diverged AT some point in the annoys 1800s. Selective breeding of the tailless or short tailed dogs there are fixed the characteristic of today's breed. To summary of both versions of the breed's history is found in the Fédération Cynologique Internationale breed standard.
The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is recognised in its native country by the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog Club of New South Wales and by the Australian National Kennel Council in the Working Dogs Group. It is also recognised by the New Zealand Kennel Club in its Working Group, and in the United States by the United Kennel Club in its Herding Group. The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog was provisionally accepted by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in 2005, Group 1, Section 2: Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs) ace breed to number 351.The breed may also sees listed by minor kennel clubs, working or herding dog clubs, or Internet based dog registry businesses, and promoted ace to rare breed pet.