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Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler

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Weight
35-45 lbs
Height
Male: 18-20; Female: 17-19 inches
Color(s)
Blue or blue-mottled with or without other markings; red speckled. Puppies are born white but get their color within a few weeks.
Overview
Originating in Australia during the 19th century, the Australian Cattle Dog was bred for endurance, herding abilities, and toughness. Often referred to as Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, and Queensland Heeler, this breed is considered to be one of the three most popular dog breeds in Australia.
Character
The Australian Cattle Dog is compact, strong, alert, and agile. This breed is trustworthy, courageous, and is exceedingly devoted to the duties they are given. A member of the working and herding group, the Australian Cattle Dog is a combination of substance, balance, power, and hard muscular condition.
Temperament
An extremely intelligent, loyal, and affectionate breed, the Australian Cattle Dog is protective of their family, home, and territory. They thrive on human interaction and activity but are easily bored which can lead to serious behavior issues. This breed is generally not good with children they have not been raised with. They are typically suspicious of strangers and may be aggressive to dogs they do not know. They do not get along well with other household pets or cats. This breed will attempt to herd and nip at the heels of anything and everything that moves. The Australian Cattle Dog has a high level of dominance and is not recommended for the novice, sedentary, or apathetic dog owner.
Care
The Australian Cattle Dog needs weekly brushing with a firm bristle brush. Extra attention should be given to the coat during seasonal shedding. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo. This breed is prone to such health issues as PRA, deafness, and hip dysplasia.
Coat
The Australian Cattle Dog has a weather resistant double coat. The outer coat is flat, hard, straight, and close. The under coat is dense and short. The color of the coat comes in blue, red speckle, blue speckle, or blue-mottled. The blue coat has markings of black, blue, or tan. Puppies are born white. However, adult coat color is visible in the pads of the paws. This breed is a seasonal shedder.
Training
Early intense socialization and obedience are crucial for the Australian Cattle Dog. This breed is extremely obedient. Australian Cattle Dogs do not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, praise, consistency, and patience. They are very talented in such areas as herding, agility, retrieving, guarding, competitive obedience, and in learning tricks.
Activity
The Australian Cattle Dog has an inordinate amount of stamina and requires a great deal of exercise. This breed will become destructive if not sufficiently stimulated. They are not recommended for apartment or city dwelling but do best in a rural setting or in a home with a large securely fenced yard.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

2/22/2015 4:10:22 PM

2/22/2015 4:10:22 PM

I have an Australian Cattle puppy girl 4 1\2 Months 14 lbs. Is this a miniature? How big will she get?

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Anonymous

There is no such breed as a Miniature Australian Cattle Dog. So no, your dog is not a miniature. However, your dog is small for her age, so I would suggest taking her to the vet for a check up. I would rate her to be closer to 18 lbs at her age. As well, contact your breeder in which you got your pup and ask for the contact's of the other people whom got a puppy from that litter. The pups may just be smaller then normal. Feeding your pup a high-grade grain-free puppy food is best. As well as regular wormings from your vet.
2/23/2015 9:15:54 AM

Anonymous asked:

2/11/2015 2:19:01 PM

2/11/2015 2:19:01 PM

My 8 year old Blue Heeler is having puppies - will she be OK? I'm so worried about her I don't know what to do.

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Anonymous

Your dog is VERY old to be having puppies. I would not allow her to do it naturally, I would advise you to get her C-sectioned by your vet and get her spayed at the same time, so you don't have to risk her life again. Please make sure your dog is checked by your vet every couple of weeks so that her condition can be monitored.
2/11/2015 5:40:05 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/1/2015 9:33:39 PM

1/1/2015 9:33:39 PM

My red heeler pup is getting really bad blood shot eyes, is this normal for the breed?

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Anonymous

No, red eyes in any breed is not normal. There is something wrong with your pup. It could be something as simple as your pup being sleep deprived, or as complex as serious medical problem. You need to take your pup to the vet right away.
1/2/2015 11:44:13 AM

Anonymous asked:

12/28/2014 4:02:04 PM

12/28/2014 4:02:04 PM

Price Range for Blue Heeler I need to know what price range would be good for my Australian Shepherd and Blue Healer pups. They are not registered. My female has one blue eye and one brown. The male has both eyes brown. My pups are just about to open their eyes. I would like to sell four of them. I need a price range.

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Anonymous

Unless your puppies are papered purebreds and both the dam and sire are titled, then you should sell your puppies for what it would cost to spay/neuter in your area, plus what it costs you for the first round of shots. So if it costs $200.00 for a spay/neuter on average and the whole litter cost $120.00 for shots, then you should charge $320.00, as that will help you cover your food costs and the shots given to the puppies. But also so you know that the people adopting your puppies have the funds available to spay/neuter their dog when it is at the right age so not to add to the over-population issue.
12/29/2014 2:03:44 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/27/2014 8:42:08 PM

8/27/2014 8:42:08 PM

Is there a difference between a miniature blue heeler and a blue heeler? Are they one in the same? Trying to ascertain if there's a difference. One question in the FAQ list said a mini could be as big as 35-50 lbs. Sounds like a regular blue heeler...

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Anonymous

As to the AKC (American Kennel Club) and the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club), there is no such true breed as the Miniature Blue Heeler (AKA: Australian Cattle Dog). Although, some dogs can be smaller on the standard scale. The Australian Cattle Dog/Blue or Red Heeler can be anywhere from 40 - 60 lbs at adulthood. However, there is another breed that is close to the Australian Cattle Dog, which is called the Stumpy Tailed Cattle Dog. This dog resembles the A.C.D, but is smaller and of course, has a stumpy tail. The average weight of this breed is 35 - 45 lbs at adulthood. This breed could be considered to some as the 'Miniature version' of the Blue/Red Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog).
8/28/2014 9:36:43 AM

Anonymous

Dogs are "Miniaturized" by taking runts of the litters and breeding them ois ver and over to obtain as small of dog as passable. This practice usually ends up with overly fragile and puppies that have or will end up with massive health issues and generally shortens the life span. There are a few breeds that actually have size variation. The Best Advice is talk to a vet about your dog Not all puppie born to runt litters are small but can have the same health issues as there smaller siblings. NEVER BUY A PUPPY FROM A UNACCREDITED BREEDER OR A PET STORE !!! ASK FOR PROOF OF ACCREDITATION!!!
8/31/2014 8:56:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/21/2013 2:25:29 AM

6/21/2013 2:25:29 AM

Can you train a herding dog to hunt small animals? (ducks,birds, ect.) Just basically any herding type breed. but im most likely looking at Australian cattle dogs and Australian shepherds.

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Anonymous

Heeler will hurd or chase a flock of ducks or geese on the ground where ever you want them to go, but my experience anything that flys away they loose interest in.
2/20/2014 4:28:16 PM

Anonymous

It would be unwise to train your herding dog to hunt ducks/birds/small mammals. In any case, the dog could decide one day that the cattle, sheep or horses you've trained it to herd are also prey and it could become aggressive towards the farm stock. I would suggest getting a hunting dog and go from there.
5/2/2014 11:28:24 AM

Anonymous

Mine killed all my chickens just for fun. After he killed mine he picked off two of my neighbors. Anything that provides a chase they will go after.
1/4/2015 1:30:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/7/2013 8:16:38 PM

4/7/2013 8:16:38 PM

Male 6 yr old BH has a slightly protruding eye with bloodshot in the white area. Is it a prob? Male 6 yr old Blue Heeler has a slightly protruding eye with bloodshot white area. It comes and goes. A friend has grown heelers with a white flecked coat. Unusual?

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Anonymous

Within this breed there are several eye disorders and diseases that can arise as the dogs ages if the bloodlines were not certified free of these issues prior to any breeding. Have a Vet check the eye. Maybe you'll be lucky and it is only a minor in jury or infection..but it could be glaucoma or any one of several issues that could cause him to lose his vision or even lose the eye itself.
4/9/2013 11:29:38 AM

Anonymous

I have a Queensland Pup who's eyes also do this. Usually with mine, it come sand go's. She usually get's it when she is super tired from all say activity, or because she just ran a lap chasing birds. I would not see it as a problem as long as your dog is not running into walls when it happens. But I would just make sure to keep an eye on him.
6/30/2014 2:18:50 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/7/2013 7:56:32 PM

4/7/2013 7:56:32 PM

What is the history of a "Bentley mark" or white blaze on my blue heeler?

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This mark can be traced to a purebred dog owned by Thomas Bentley. According to legend, a popular dog owned by Tom Bentley passed on this distinctive mark to all Australian Cattle Dogs. They also frequently have a white tip to the tail and a small white patch on the chest.
4/9/2013 11:32:34 AM

Anonymous

Timmons being the original foundation creator of what is now called the Qweensland Heeler or Blue Heeler..more commonly called the Australian Cattle Dog.
4/9/2013 11:33:32 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/1/2013 6:43:05 AM

4/1/2013 6:43:05 AM

1yo Red heeler - always keeps her ears back I have a female red heeler who has just turned one. She only ever pricks her ears up when she ears a noise or is interested in something otherwise her ears are always kept back in a submissive position. Is this normal? We also have a 6yo male blue heeler who is definitely the dominant dog, could this be why she feels she always has to take a submissive stance?

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Anonymous

Every dog is different and if your female is naturally submissive, then yes, it is normal. But since you have a dominant male dog, it is also normal for her to take the submissive position compared to him.
7/9/2014 12:58:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/26/2013 12:06:53 PM

3/26/2013 12:06:53 PM

help for breeding heelersvirgins. I have a 4 year old red heeler virgin. We are trying to breed with a blue heeler female. She is a virgin too.We have had her since Sunday and nothing has happened. What should I do? Never done this before. Please help.

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Anonymous

It is important to learn much, much about breeding before you do so to ensure you can give the pups as good a life as possible. As well as giving the new owner the best dog as possible. (It also depends on how the owner takes care of the dog, trains, etc.) The adult heelers should have good temperment. Do good with other people and dogs. Needs to be in good health, also. Good luck!
4/2/2013 3:39:57 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/6/2013 1:53:34 PM

2/6/2013 1:53:34 PM

What is the best dog food for a heeler?? My Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler is an inside dog that has had some allergies and is allergic to fleas...I do give him a flea pill once a month to control that..but want a good food for him.

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Anonymous

our blue healer wont eat anything besides purina beneful or those beef burgers dog food wise. he will eat anything human food wise lol
9/23/2014 9:06:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/23/2013 5:37:26 PM

1/23/2013 5:37:26 PM

what is the difference between an Australian Shepherd and an Australian Cattle Dog

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Anonymous

Australian shepherds are more prone to health problems and have a heavier variety of coat colors, a thicker coat as well. Australian cattle dogs can sometimes live longer, their necks are very thick, and are more hardy health-wise.
2/9/2013 4:10:17 PM

Anonymous

Australian cattle dogs and Australian Shepherds are certainly two different breeds. But they are both in the herding group and have cemilarities too. I have a Australian shepherd and i've been around heelers, also. Aussies have lots of feathering and blue heelers have shorter coats. The two breeds are about the same size although heelers are usually heavier boned I would say. The other person said Aussies have more health problems. Well, Heelers may be somewhat less prone to health problems but Australian Shepherds are pretty healthy breeds as well. Australian Shepherds (Aussies) are breed to spend long days out working cattle and most can excell at any dog sport. I would also say that Aussies have more energy as well. I think that Australian Shepherds and Australian Cattle Dogs are both wonderful breeds.
4/2/2013 4:08:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/19/2013 7:23:27 AM

1/19/2013 7:23:27 AM

16 yr. old female- nervous,shakes, hard breathing, jumpy won't settle down in the house in last 2 mo we have 2 dogs yellow lab 16 great shape and blue heeler.. had both since puppies together. we went away and left dogs with dog sitter and blue heeler is very nervous shaky,heavy breathing in the house.. light shadows seem to frighten her. take her in the car and shes fine. What to do with her to overcome this condition. She hears and sees fine. it happens mostly after dark.. in the house until morning daylight. then she gets much better. didn't want to put her on any meds as we did use benadryl.. 10 mg. didn't like seeing her get so disorientated. no more benadryl for temporary relief.

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Anonymous asked:

1/18/2013 10:31:59 AM

1/18/2013 10:31:59 AM

My family just got a 3 year male blue heeler..he has started growling and trying to bite my husband. What can we do to stop this? We are afraid he might attack him.

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Anonymous

Heelers are overly protective, he will learn to respect him and it should all change.
2/11/2013 10:23:13 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/14/2013 10:11:18 AM

1/14/2013 10:11:18 AM

Avice exercise on a bum leg my grandmother was given a red heeler by a couple who ran a ranch, they werent the best owners and i think he Boomer(the dog) may have been hit by a tractor. his leg is healed fairly well, but i wanted to know how much activity is advisable considering his leg was broken pretty bad. any input would be nice, thank you!

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Anonymous

just walks and short play periods with ball throws, my BH liked to swim and is great for her knees. (she blew her knee out) Also get anti-inflammatory or baby asprin, fish oil will help.
8/21/2013 8:24:48 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/5/2013 11:58:22 PM

1/5/2013 11:58:22 PM

how much money is a half blue heeler half austrailian

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Anonymous

It is often is easy to find mixed breeds at animal shelters and you would even be saving a dog. If you would adopt then it would depend but it is usually very afordable. Most common would be about $40 to $120. Sometimes even free. Breeders don't typically breed mixed breed dogs because they are worth a lot less money then a purebred. Unless it is a commen, desirable mix such as a Goolden Doodle or Chiweenie. Say you were just going to get a pure Australian Shepherd you would have to be willing to pay about $800 to $1,500. So a shelter would likely be a wonderful option to get a cheap but good dog.
4/3/2013 6:50:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2013 8:45:52 AM

1/4/2013 8:45:52 AM

i have a red heeler mixed with German shepherd is it known or ever heard of them having seizures

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Anonymous

Dogs unfortunately can have seizures. I don't know what the exact standard for health problems known in German Shepherds or Heelers but I will go and check it out in a minute. I'm not a professional when it comes to Australian Cattle Dogs or German Shepherds, Although I am a professional when it comes to dogs in general. I am 12 years old and show my Australian Shepherd in four different dog sports and I'm getting ready to get her a trick dog title. I have learned much about dogs, specially in the training department.
4/3/2013 7:07:31 PM

Anonymous

Ok, I'm back. I checked and both breeds are not prone to seizures. This doesn't nessesarily mean that it can't get seizures but it is rare. From the breed standard then Blue Heelers are prone to considerably less health problems then German Shepherds. If you think your dog might be having seizures then it would be highly reccemended that you take it to the vet. I hope that your dog is Ok.
4/3/2013 7:22:15 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/21/2012 2:46:59 PM

12/21/2012 2:46:59 PM

Shedding why is my Australian Cattle Dog shedding?

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Anonymous

Almost all dogs shed. Australian cattle dogs shed twice per year and it is quite normal. If a dog sheds to the point that they start going bald, then there could be something wrong. Shedding can be reduced by brushing thoroughly and often until the next period of time for it to shed.
12/14/2013 7:53:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/14/2012 10:25:43 AM

12/14/2012 10:25:43 AM

breeding What are blue heelers bred with to get miniatures?

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Anonymous asked:

12/12/2012 6:37:00 PM

12/12/2012 6:37:00 PM

Docked Tails Do some blue heelers hove docked tails?

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Anonymous

We breed heelers and dock all the pups tails, most ppl prefer them like that.
2/11/2013 10:24:40 AM

Anonymous

A Heelers tail should never be Docked. Even though many people prefer this look, a heeler uses its tail like a rudder / or counter balance while running and making sharp turns this is what assists them in keeping balance while working or playing.
2/20/2014 4:25:27 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/17/2012 2:07:42 PM

11/17/2012 2:07:42 PM

what is a good australian female puppy name

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Anonymous

A-Sheila said all together (from down under) :-)
11/20/2012 8:22:21 PM

Anonymous

My family named theirs Sophie. A good, sweet, solid, and sturdy dog she is.
12/14/2013 7:56:54 PM

Anonymous

I named my 8 week old Shelby.
4/11/2014 6:10:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/9/2012 10:20:54 AM

11/9/2012 10:20:54 AM

Can heeler's be trained to retrieve?

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Anonymous

Yes. My heeler retrieves duck and geese better than most labs.
11/12/2012 2:29:13 PM

Anonymous

Any breed of dog can be trained to do this. Get your dogs favorite toy to start out with. Put your dog on a fairly long line if you can. That would be best but it would work without too. Start with your heeler beside you and have your dog sit and stay (If it can) while you through the toy. If your dog knows stay then release him. If not, just give the leash plenty of slack so it can go get it. As you release your dog say with a excited voice "go get it!" or "Go fetch!" while you point to the toy. When he/she grabs it, with an even more excited voice, call "Come here! Come here! Come on! You can do it!" or something like that. When your dog gets back, Give a treat (not a very big one and one that can be ate fast. When your dog gets the idea completely, say fetch when you release your dog instead of "Go Get it!" and "Come here!" Hope this helps
4/3/2013 7:47:32 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/25/2012 5:55:12 PM

10/25/2012 5:55:12 PM

At what age do heelers stop growing?

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Anonymous asked:

10/24/2012 10:17:23 PM

10/24/2012 10:17:23 PM

Do weener dogs like eating every thing?

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Anonymous asked:

10/17/2012 5:34:17 PM

10/17/2012 5:34:17 PM

I have ducks, chickens and guinea fowl and am thinking of getting a blue heeler. Is this... I have ducks, chickens and guinea fowl and am thinking of getting a blue heeler. Is this combination explosive and will the blue go into herd mode?

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Anonymous asked:

10/13/2012 7:15:11 PM

10/13/2012 7:15:11 PM

Our 3yr old female blue heeler recently started licking and chewing the same spot right above... Our 3yr old female blue heeler recently started licking and chewing the same spot right above her tail (knubbed). I have checked it out and it does not seem to be inflamed, red, dry, flakey, infected, etc. She has eaten the same dog food since a puppy. The only other things she chews on is a large joint bone and milkbones. I am going to try stopping our changing her food and treats at different times. Any other suggestions or thoughts?

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Anonymous

Our blue heeler had the same problem......have the vet check her anal gland sometimes it needs cleaned out.
11/14/2012 1:50:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/8/2012 7:14:15 PM

10/8/2012 7:14:15 PM

How much should I feed my 50 lb Australian cattle a day

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Anonymous

i know someone who feeds their australian cattle dog mix (mostly cattle dog), anywhere from three to three and a half cups a day, one meal a day.
2/9/2013 4:12:27 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/25/2012 11:18:46 PM

9/25/2012 11:18:46 PM

When will the ears stand up on an Australian Cattle Dog?

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Anonymous

Some do at 6 weeks others can take up to 8 and I have even heard it can take up till a year
2/11/2013 10:26:47 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/16/2012 5:03:52 AM

9/16/2012 5:03:52 AM

We are in the process of getting a 5 year old female blue heeler. I know they are pretty much... We are in the process of getting a 5 year old female blue heeler. I know they are pretty much loyal to one person, can that loyalty be transferred to a new owner ?

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Anonymous asked:

9/12/2012 8:22:27 PM

9/12/2012 8:22:27 PM

How much do Australian Cattle Dogs eat?

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Anonymous

My cattle dog eats 2 - 3 cups every day.
12/14/2013 7:58:59 PM

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