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  • About the Club

Club Patron Mr Malcolm Douglas
Long time owner of Australian Cattle Dogs, Malcolm Douglas is well known and respected for his film making and documentary work, particuarly his work in the Kimberley and Australian Outback.


Malcolm Douglas with Buondie

Life Members Mrs Vivian Wells
Mrs Roberta Thorn
Honarary Member Michael Bradley

The Australian Cattle Dog Club (ACDC) of Western Australia was formed in July 1978 with the aim of promoting the breed and informing people of the value and versatility of this Australian working dog.  The ACD is a dog of which Australians can be justly proud and which is comparable to other great working breeds.

The Club aims to promote the breed, particularly the versatility of the ACD. Whilst they were originally bred to work cattle (and still do today) Australian Cattle Dogs make wonderful pets, and are extremely loyal, protecting their masters and possessions in a very devoted manner.

By pooling knowledge and information,the Club hopes to improve the standard of the breed in Western Australia.

As the ACD is shown in Group 5 (Working Dogs), the club aims to encourage the exhibiting of the ACD. 

The club publishes a newsletter every second month which contains news of the ACD in WA, interstate and overseas. Club members are encouraged to contribute to the newsletter, which is one way of pooling our knowledge and keeping in contact with our members.

The Club runs obedience classes which cater for most aspects of raising and training the ACD. The Club also conducts many social activities with (and sometimes without) the dogs.

The Club caters for pure and cross bred Australian Cattle Dogs, their owners and other interested parties.