Function: ranch/stock dog
Intelligent, active dog with an even disposition, he is good
natured, seldom quarrelsome.
Intelligent working dog of strong herding and guarding instincts.
He is a loyal companion and has the stamina to work all day.
for: Active people & families.
Dog 51-58.5 cm (20-23 ins)
Bitches 45.5-53.5 cm (18-21 ins)
Blue merle, black, red merle, red - all with or without
white markings and/or tan (copper) points, with no order of preference.
Hair is of medium texture, straight to wavy, weather
resistant and of medium length. The undercoat varies in quantity
with variations in climate. Hair is short and smooth on the head,
ears, front of forelegs and below the hockjoints. Backs of forelegs
and britches are moderately feathered. There is a moderate mane
and frill, more pronounced in dogs than in bitches.
Appearance: well balanced, slightly longer than tall
of medium size and bone, with colouring that offers variety and
individuality. He is attentive and animated, lithe and agile, solid
and muscular without cloddiness. He has a coat of moderate length
and coarseness. Natural bobbed tail or natural long tail.