Australian cattle dog

noun
  1. one of an Australian breed of medium-sized herding dogs with a blue, blue-mottled, or red-speckled coat, developed by cross breeding the Australian kelpie, dingo, and collie.

Origin of Australian cattle dog

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for australian cattle dog

Australian cattle dog

noun
  1. a compact strongly-built dog of a breed with pricked ears and a smooth bluish-grey coat, often used for controlling and moving cattle
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