Author Archives: Noreen


  During the 1990s, Dr Helen Hewson-Fruend wrote a series of articles on form and function in the dog. They were first published in the Pedigree Pal Digest and later reprinted in the Canine Journal. Helen’s analysis of form and … Continue reading

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The story as best we can understand it is largely speculative. It is based on recollections passed through generations as family and other informal history, tied into a few documented events and dates. The colonial gentry sometimes kept journals and … Continue reading

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Australian Cattle Dogs are white

ACD s and ASTCDs are white dogs (except for any patches). Pups are white at birth.

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Australia’s Cattle Dogs: a short history

Today (2018) there are two distinct Australian cattle dog breeds recognised by kennel clubs: the Australian Cattle Dog, the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. Both originate from a single breed, the Hall’s Heeler, developed by Thomas Simpson Hall (1808-1870) at Dartbrook station, in … Continue reading

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Dalmatian Myth

During the first half of the twentieth century Robert Kaleski was the great authority on the Australian Cattle Dog breed and, as time went by, questioning his authority amounted to heresy. Kaleski, however, developed a breed mythology (ADCB p.22-26, 139-140). … Continue reading

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