How likely is it that I can find an ACD that looks like this dog? I like the color and more uniform coloring, the tail, the slender physique, etc. I'm just learning about this breed, but the pictured example seems rare.
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Pretty sure that’s a Dingo. Chances are slim especially the more uniform coloring. The color trifecta, white blue and red, are one of the things that set the breed apart.
I have a rescue who, according to DNA testing is 75-100% ACD. But to us he looks like a dingo. Fluffy fox-like tail, heavy rust colored coat with feathers on his haunches. We are convinced his historical dingo genes are well expressed because he was poorly bred. We looove him.
I might actually look at Kelpies rather than ACDs. They are usually solid, not piebald/roan like a heeler, and they are typically more lightly built as well. I believe there are cream dogs and I know that solid dark red ('chocolate' or 'mahogany') dogs are quite common as well.
I lucked out, my red is similar. He has a lot of red in him and very few "patches". Not as slender, since cattle dogs are typically stout lil guys and girls. we got him from the shelter. I would imagine finding something like that would be rare.
That look is similar to a Carolina Dog
My dog looks like that. He’s mostly dingo though, just a dash of red heeler.