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Abbreviations ANKC: Australian National Kennel Council ASTCD: Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog ACD: Australian Cattle Dog CCCQ: Canine Control Council (Queensland) KAQ: Kennel Association (Queensland) STCD: Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog The present day “pure bred Stumpy” is a modern construct, … Continue reading
The Development of the Halls Heeler The Dingo arrived in Australia several thousand years ago with early seafarers and became an accepted part of the aboriginal communities who already occupied Australia.
Settling in at Dartbrook 1826. The opening of the Pitt Town – Bulga road, the Putty Road, in 1823 was timely for George Hall. He applied for lands in the Hunter Valley for himself and four of his sons, the … Continue reading
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
Today (2018) there are two distinct Australian cattle dog breeds recognised by kennel clubs: the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog. Both originate from a single breed, the Halls Heeler, developed by Thomas Simpson Hall (1808-1870) … Continue reading