Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Breed Maintenance
The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog has a weather resistant coat that requires little maintenance to keep it well conditioned. Grooming him weekly with a metal comb and bristle brush or a slicker brush will remove any dead or loose hairs. He is a seasonal shedder and when he is shedding heavily, plan to groom him more often, probably once a day until all the undercoat has come out. He will shed heavily twice a year depending on climate. When shedding, his hair should fall out in clumps similar to that of a Collie. Your Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog will probably only need to be bathed twice a year when he is shedding. This helps loosen the undercoat and hasten the shedding process. Over-bathing can cause skin irritation or changes to his coat texture. Clean his ears weekly and check for any irritation or redness that might mean a slight infection is brewing. His nails should need clipped every few weeks to keep them neat and short.