Australian cattle dog

noun

Definition of Australian cattle dog

: any of a breed of medium-sized dogs that were developed in Australia to herd cattle and that have upright ears and a red or blue mottled coat

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Australian cattle dog

First Known Use of Australian cattle dog

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Australian cattle dog was in 1926

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“Australian cattle dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Australian%20cattle%20dog. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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