Aussimo

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Australia <> U.S.A. -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Aussimo

The Aussimo is a hybrid cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and the American Eskimo Dog. Medium-sized, the Aussimo has a long, soft coat and can be seen in blue, blue marbled, red marbled and red spotted. Dogs of this breed are highly intelligent and curious, with a desire to investigate. Although the Aussimo is wary of strangers, it is protective, loving and affectionate with those it knows, making it generally good with children and other animals. With a high level of intelligence and a desire to please, the Aussimo does well in obedience trials and enjoys working. Dogs of this breed require sufficient physical and mental exercise, otherwise they can become hyperactive and nervous.

History of the Aussimo

The Aussimo hybrid is a new breed of dog with no detailed history. However, the two breeds that combine to make the Aussimo have a long history.
        

A little of the Australian Cattle Dog

        
Research exists suggesting that the Australian Cattle Dog is the result of some blue-merle Highland Collies that were crossed with Dingos in 1840 by a man named Hall, these dogs were known as Hall's heelers. Further research indicates that a man named George Elliott was responsible for crossing the Dingo and the blue merle Collie. Two brothers (Jack and Harry Bagust) worked on improving the breed, thought to have crossed a female with a Dalmatian and then with a black and tan Kelpie, which is a sheepdog. The resulting dog is an ancestor of the Australian Cattle Dog we know today. The breed was formerly known as the Queensland Blue Heeler and later as the Australian Heeler, before being called the Australian Cattle Dog.
Standard of the Australian Cattle Dog

A little of the American Eskimo Dog

The dog now known as the American Eskimo Dog comes from the Keeshond, which was originally seen in a variety of colors. White Keeshonds became excluded from the breed standard, as did Pomeranians that weighed more than 3.5 kilos. Thought to have been kept as pets by workers in Europe, these dogs were eventually brought to the United States. In the 1920s, the dogs became known as American Spitzes and became popular with circus performers. After the First World War, the dogs became known as American Eskimo Dogs.
Presentation of the American Eskimo Dog

Appearance of the Aussimo

Most of the Aussimo's appearance is inherited from the Australian Cattle Dog. A medium-sized dog, the Aussimo's body is generally robust, muscular and compact, presenting the appearance of strength and agility. The skull is broad and the cheeks muscular. Aussimos have small to medium-sized erect ears set wide apart, and oval, dark eyes. Aussimos have strong necks and shoulders, and straight forelegs. The Aussimo's feet are round and arched, with small but sturdy toes and nails. The coat of dogs of this breed is generally long and soft.

Temperament of the Aussimo

Most Aussimos are good with children and other animals. Although an Aussimo is generally reserved and wary of strangers, it makes friends once it is introduced and given the opportunity to spend time with them. Dogs of this breed are highly intelligent and easy to train, and aided by their willingness to please, they often rank highly when competing in obedience trials. The Aussimo is generally inquisitive and will enjoy investigating and working. If an Aussimo isn't able to get enough mental and physical exercise, this can make it hyperactive and nervous, resulting in its turning in circles.

Needs and activities of the Aussimo

Your Aussimo will require a significant amount of physical and mental exercise on a daily basis. Activities such as fetching, pulling, running and walking will keep your Aussimo energized and busy. American Eskimo Dogs and Australian Cattle Dogs love to work, and it's likely that your Aussimo will benefit from work too. He might enjoy taking part in obedience trials or various challenges. While an Aussimo can do well in an apartment if it has the opportunity to exercise daily, a fenced yard is ideal for dogs of the breed. The Aussimo is considered easy to train, so training should start as soon as your dog comes home. Socialization is also important to ensure that your Aussimo is comfortable with other people and animals. Providing your Aussimo with stimulating activities will help him avoid boredom, and is the key to ensuring he doesn't participate in destructive behaviors.

Maintenance of the Aussimo

Maintenance of your Aussimo will be moderate, requiring weekly brushing with a firm bristle brush to remove dead hairs. In the case of the Australian Cattle Dog, bathing should only take place when necessary, which may be once or twice a year, while the American Eskimo Dog should be bathed monthly. How often you bathe your Aussimo will depend on the coat it inherits. Basic care that's necessary for all dogs is also important, including trimming his nails if necessary and keeping his ears clean and dry. In addition, you'll want to brush his teeth regularly to ensure his overall dental health.

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