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Cattle Shepherd

German Shepherd / Australian Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Front view of a medium coated, thick tan dog with ears that fold down, brown eyes, a black nose and white on his underside sitting down inside of a living room on a hardwood floor

Simba the Cattle Shepherd at 2 1/2 years old

Other Names
  • German Heeler Shepherd
  • Working Shepherd
Description

The Cattle Shepherd is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the German Shepherd and the Australian Cattle Dog. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Note: the Australian Cattle Dog is also called Australian Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Australian Cattledog and Australischer Treibhund.

Recognition
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Front view of a tan dog with black on his ears, brown eyes, a black nose with a long muzzle and a thick coat with a mane of hair around his neck area sitting down on a brown hardwood floor

Simba the Cattle Shepherd at 2 1/2 years old

A thick coated tan with black dog sitting down on an area rug inside of a house with his pink tongue showing looking happy

Simba the Cattle Shepherd at 2 1/2 years old

Front side view of a reddish tan dog with a thick coat and black on his tail and small fold over ears sitting down on a hardwood floor leaning against a black leather couch

Simba the Cattle Shepherd at 2 1/2 years old

A large breed dog with a reddish tan coat, black ears, a big black nose and dark eyes laying down on a rug with an orange toy on top of his front paw

Simba the Cattle Shepherd at 2 1/2 years old

Front view of a large breed tan dog with a red tint to it with darker ears that fold down to the front and a long muzzle with a black nose laying down looking to the left

Simba the Cattle Shepherd at 2 1/2 years old

Front view of a large breed fawn dog with black ears that fold to the front, a long muzzle and a black nose leaning down looking at something outside in a driveway

Simba the Cattle Shepherd at 2 1/2 years old