Australian Herding Breeds
Australia's first British settlers arrived in 1788 and brought some cows and a few sheep and cattle. It would be some years before the first herding dogs as such were imported into Australia. People shepherded live stock until 1825 when 2-3 pairs of rough 'colley dogs' arrived on a ship called the 'Hugh Crawford' . This is a description of the sheep and cattle dogs that were developed to suit the Australian climate and terrain.