Red Australian Cattle Dog (RACD)
The Red Australian Cattle Dog is one of the most popular dog breeds in Australia. They are known for their distinctive red coloration and their energetic nature. Their large size makes them very impressive.
A red Aussie can weigh up to 10 pounds! Some breeders prefer to keep the coat white or even cream, but it’s not uncommon for a breeder to have several colors available depending on demand from owners looking for different looks. RACDs are usually very friendly with other dogs and humans alike. They love children, but they do need some time alone to play.
RACDs were originally bred for working purposes such as herding cattle and sheep. However, due to their natural tendency towards athleticism, they’ve been used in many sports including show jumping roping, jumping rope and agility competitions. They’re also known for being good watchdogs, especially when they work in teams.
Red Aussies are very loyal and protective of their family members. They tend to be quite outgoing and playful, which makes them great companions for kids. Because of their athletic build, they can excel at any sport requiring speed and strength.
Although they are often described as “brave” or “manly” dogs, they are extremely gentle with children. They can be standoffish towards strangers, but will warm up after a few visits.
The Red Aussie is very intelligent and fairly easy to train. They love being challenged and need to have some sort of job to do. These dogs thrive on routine and physical activity.
Owners of these dogs should be prepared to spend plenty of time playing games with their dogs and taking them on long walks. Owners who don’t have the time to spend with their pets tend to feel cheated because these dogs have so much energy.
Red Aussies love to become one of the gang. They thrive on attention and affection. These dogs are very loving towards their owners and seem to always know when something is wrong.
People who spend a lot of time at home will prefer this dog breed because they do not do well when left alone for extended periods of time. Many owners describe their pets as their “shadow” or “therapy dog” because they always seem to be by their side. In fact, they are most happy when they are with their families.
Although these dogs are very intelligent and easy to train there are a few minor downsides to owning one. They shed quite a bit and produce a lot of dander. People who have allergies to dogs may not enjoy living with a Red Australian Cattle Dog.
They are not great swimmers and have a heavy body. It can be difficult to keep them afloat. Although they are extremely intelligent they can be stubborn and dominant at times. These dogs need an owner who is confident and capable of showing them who is boss. Red Aussies should not be owned by weak-willed people or families.
In spite of these few minor flaws, the Red Aussie makes a great pet for the right person or family. They are very loving and loyal towards their owners and always ready to play. Although they have a few shortcomings, the Aussie is still a great all-around dog!
Red Aussie Pictures
Thanks to Wikipedia for some of the information in this article. Photo Attribution.
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