| 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.
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Azerbaijan is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 33,000 square miIes. The population of Azerbaijan is about 7.9 million. Threatened species known from Azerbaijan include the Armenian Birch Mouse, Argali, Bechstein's Bat, Caspian Seal, and East Caucasian Tur. Most peopIe in Azerbaijan speak Azerbaijani Turkic.