Why Cattle Dog Connection
A WORK OF LOVE... IN PROGRESS
This website, a long-time goal of Helen Lachenicht, an Australian Cattle Dog breeder who recognises the need for collaboration between breeders and owners in the best interests of our “Working Cattle Dog” breed in Southern Africa.
It will take several months to get to a stage where it may function as a Southern African Club for Australian Cattle Dog lovers. With this in mind Helen would appreciate suggestions and help in achieving a forum for ACD owners and breeders to get to know each other, share information about training, feeding and caring for our dogs.
"We believe positive collaboration and understanding between breeders and owners will lead to happy and successful dogs in the suburbs and on farms."
GOALS WE ARE STRIVING TO ACHIEVE
- Code of ethics for breeders.
- Code of ethics for owners – will also apply to breeders.
- Breeders, who will prioritise transparent and ethical breeding in respect of Form, function and health.
- Getting to know each other will assist with placing successful dogs in successful homes, thereby reducing the numbers that need to be rehomed.
- Regional social activities with or without our dogs, that could include a dog version of “Boere Sport” or similar. Suggestions?
- Articles and information about training, such as farm work, search and rescue, agility and just plain fun for all.
- Information about our dogs physical needs, diet and health.
- In time funds need to be available for marketing and promoting our breed.
- Suggest member fees – different for owners and breeders?
- Selling of books, collars, leads, etc
- Ideally, this site should evolve into a club, run by members.
- Helen is impressed with the Portuguese Water Dog Club in the United States: https://www.pwdca.org/
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