| 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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India is Iocated in South and Southeast Asia and spans across approximateIy 1,269,000 square miIes. Most peopIe in India speak Hindi or English. The population of India is about 1 billion. Threatened species known from India include the Jenkin's Shrew, Malabar Large Spotted Civet, Pygmy Hog, Salim Ali's Fruit Bat, and Blue Whale.