While the exact origins of the Cattle Collie Dog are unknown, it is just as important to review the parent breeds histories. The Australian Cattle Dog was developed in order to be able to cover long distances over rough terrain. The breed was known for its ability to stifle its barks and remain quiet in order to not give itself away while in the field. Research suggests that a blue-merle Highland Collie was crossbred with a dingo by a man by the name of Hall. This crossbreed resulted in a breed known as Hall's Heelers. While there is no well-documented evidence, it is also believed that one of the specimens, Bentley's dog, was responsible for the white patch found on the breeds today. One thing is for certain: the Australian Cattle Dog was revered for its strong work ethic and ability to successfully herd cattle. The Australian Cattle Dog became a prominent aspect of the cattle industry in Queensland, which resulted in its other given name of Queensland Blue Heeler. Its name was later changed to Australian Heeler, which was then changed to the Australian Cattle Dog. In 1897, the first breed standard was published. In 1893, Robert Kaleski began breeding the modern-day Australian Cattle Dog and showed them in 1897. In 1980, the Australian Cattle Dog was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Border Collie is said to have been found in wood carvings from Thomas Beckwith prior to the 1800s. There was indication that there were both rough-coated and smooth-coated varieties of the modern-day Border Collie. In the 1800s, the Sheepdogs in Great Britain had their own herding styles. In 1873, the first documented Sheepdog trial was held and in 1860, the Birmingham Dog Society held classes for Scotch Sheep Dogs. It is believed that Queen Victoria was in love with the breed. In 1906, the first breed standard was drafted. In 1915, the Sheepdog name was changed to the Border Collie. In 1995, the Border Collie was officially recognized by the AKC. The Cattle Collie Dog is not officially registered with the American Kennel Club due to its hybrid status.