Glowing Bentleys requested

Achilles (who we guess is 12 years old) will have several teeth extracted on Friday October 7. While he’s in otherwise good condition there is always a small risk of complications when a senior dog undergoes surgery.

Bentley‘ refers to the forehead blaze that all cattle dogs and most cattle dog crosses have. ‘Glowing Bentley’ is a phrase many ACD owners use to ask for, or to send, good thoughts. So while I expect no problems, I ask you to send glowing Bentley thoughts next Friday.

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Stella’s Bentley glows

Most cattle dogs and many ACDx have a Bentley, a white forehead blaze. Stella’s extends to the nape of her neck. Sometimes in the cattle dog community, an owner will request a glowing Bentley or send a glowing Bentley for a dog in distress or one no longer with us. I find it a charming, lovely sentiment.

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Bentley glowing brightly

A marking peculiar to the Australian Cattle Dog is the Bentley. It’s a white blaze on the forehead of many cattledogs. The name comes from Tom Bentley, an early owner and breeder, whose ‘Tom Bentley’s Dog’ had one.

ChiliDog is an ACDx, his Bentley glows as brightly as it did when I brought him home in May 2006.

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