Typical Smithfield – Courtesy Helen McIntosh / John Chandler


Also known as: Smithy, Tasmanian Smithfield,

Origin: Australia / Tasmania

Height at shoulder: 18–21 inches (46–53 cm)

Weight: 35–55 pounds (16–25 kg)

Coat: Medium length, shaggy (doesn’t cover eyes), coarse

Color: Predominately blue/gray or tan/cream

Ears: Folded over or semi-erect with slight lift at base

Tail: Long or natural bob or docked

Jack, a Smithfield pictured at the Metropolitan Intercolonial Exhibition in 1898

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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