| Australian Cattle Dogs were bred by 19th century Australian pioneers to herd cattle on large ranches. Most Australian Cattle Dogs have a star-shaped marking on their foreheads called the Bentley Mark, after dog owner Thomas Bentley, whose purebred dog supposedly passed this mark on to all genuine Australian Cattle Dogs. The Australian Cattle Dog nips at a cow's heels to keep it in line with the herd, and may apply this technique to its humans from time to time as well. Australian Cattle Dogs are descended from several different breeds, including Dalmatians and Smithfield Collies, which are now thought to be extinct.
Australian Cattle Dog Rescue
D.C. Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20002
D.C. Animal Shelter 202-576-6664
District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20011
Washington Animal Rescue League 202-726-2273
District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20012
Washington Humane Society 202-882-5837
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