Australian Cattle Dog

  • The Top 23 Smartest Dogs In The World

    The Top 23 Smartest Dogs In The World

    Is your dog on the list?

  • Barn Hunt: Doggy fun, even without a barn

    Barn Hunt: Doggy fun, even without a barn

    Editorial: A relatively new sport, the Barn Hunt is an excellent alternative for dogs who are getting too old for lure coursing; it involves plastic tubes, hay bales, and rats.

  • Meet Whisper, the BASE jumping dog

    Meet Whisper, the BASE jumping dog

    A 4-year-old Miniature Australian Cattle Dog named Whisper became the first dog to participate in a wingsuit BASE jump; some say it’s akin to animal abuse.

  • Adventurous service dog hang-glides with owner

    Adventurous service dog hang-glides with owner

    If you look up to the skies over Salt Lake City, Utah, you just might spot Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow, flying over the countryside. McManus first got Shadow to help him cope with separation anxiety, a psychiatric condition that makes it difficult for McManus to be alone. “He seems to know that […]

  • New Mexico town may put a leash on free-roaming dog

    New Mexico town may put a leash on free-roaming dog

    The town of Elephant Butte, N.M., is at odds over whether or not to leash Blue, the free-roaming Australian Cattle Dog that has become somewhat of a town mascot. Town officials were prompted to consider mandatory leash laws for dogs after a tragic incident last spring, when loose dogs fatally mauled a woman in the […]

  • Jack update: Let my Heeler heal.

    Jack update: Let my Heeler heal.

    Jack, the severely neglected seven-year-old Heeler from Espanola, New Mexico, continues to face an uphill battle. But there’s reason for hope. For Jack’s back story, click here. For an extremely graphic photo (don’t say you weren’t warned), click here. Yesterday morning, the shelter veterinarian decided that another operation was needed for Jack, thanks to […]