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Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog was developed in the late nineteenth century. Australian settlers were in need of a dog that had the stamina to withstand the rigors of the harsh climate and conditions of the country. They also needed a dog that would be able to properly herd their animals.
Genetic Diseases that can be tested for:

Progressive Rod Cone Degeneration

Australia / NZ statistics:
66.7% of tested were either affected or carriers - keep checking this page for updates
Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies