In the 19th century, New South Wales cattle farmer Thomas Hall crossed the dogs used by drovers in his parents' home county, Northumberland, with dingoes he had tamed.

Care and Health

This breed requires little grooming, and an occasional brushing is all that is required to keep the coat clean and odour-free. This breedis one of the breeds affected by progressive retinal atrophy. It has the most common form, progressive rod-cone degeneration (PRCD), a condition that causes the rods and cones in the retina of the eye to deteriorate later in life, resulting in blindness. PRCD is an autosomal recessive trait and a dog can be a carrier of the affected gene without developing the condition.

Fun Fact

They have protective nature and tendency to nip at heels can be dangerous as the dog grows into an adult if unwanted behaviours are left unchecked.

Good For

Herding, guard dog.


Independent, playful & affectionate


Size medium, medium Fur, sheds medium, high energy.

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