The Australian Cattle Dog is one of the more intelligent herding dogs and is probably more at home on the range. It may not do well with children unless it grew with them as a puppy. This is truly a working dog. They can be dog aggressive and need early, consistent and firm training. It needs room to work and run. Minimal brushing is needed. If you are not going to work this dog make sure the breeder understands your intentions. Also reffered to as Australian Elk Hound.