The Hangin’ Tree Cowdog The Hangin Tree Cowdog breed was named after the Hangin Tree Ranch. The Hangin Tree Cowdog is: A cattledog that is a gathering, retrieving, herding type dog. A tough aggressive dog that has the courage to stand up to and handle all types of cattle. An intelligent dog that is easy to train.

What breeds make a hanging tree dog?

The four breeds he used were:

  1. 3/8 Border Collie for their intense herding instinct and intelligence.
  2. 1/8 Catahoula for the ability to trail and find cattle, and for their toughness and slick hair coat.
  3. 1/4 Kelpie for endurance, herding instinct, and short hair.
  4. And 1/4 Australian Shepherd.

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