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Breed Group: Herding
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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.

Does your Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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.
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KS Ranch ACDs
Member Since: November 2007
Location: Wyoming
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AKC Registered, Ranch Raised, Working Blue & Red Australian Cattle Dogs loyal, smart, hardworking dogs bred and raised here on our cattle ranch in Wyoming. Our dogs have been ranch raised and work cattle over thousands of acres of rugged rangeland year round as well as our beloved family companions. Fully genetically tested and passed for Blindness, Hearing, Hip/Elbow/Patellar Dysplasia. Puppies are born in the house, handled by kids and adults from birth, well socialized to all aspects of life on the ranch. References available. Please visit our website for available puppies, upcoming litters, more info and pictures! Facebook: KS Ranch Australian Cattle Dogs, YouTube Channel: ksranchacttledogs

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Anonymous asked:
How long is the lifespan for a Blue Healer or Australian Cattle Dog?

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The Blue/Red Healer is the same breed as the Australian Cattle Dog but just has a different name for the coloration of the dog. The average life span of the breed, whether red, blue or a mix is 11 - 13 years. They are a hearty breed of dog that need lots of exercise and training to keep his/her brain busy and heart pumping.

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I'm considering adopting an Australian Cattle Dog that is a 1-year-old but is very scared of people and won't even to go outside. Do you think I can help this dog become more social?

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Unless you have extensive knowledge in fearful dogs, then you must make sure you have a Positive Reinforcement professional dog trainer on your side to guide you to work with this dog. You can easily turn fear into fear aggression in which the dog lashes out because of fear if you do anything wrong.

Anonymous asked:
We found a beautiful Blue Heeler female about 3 years old who happened to wander into the yard of a friend. She is in desperate need of a home. We've tried everything to locate her parents. She appears healthy and had a collar, but no signs or injuries found. Please post here if you are looking for an Australian Cattle Dog Blue Heeler puppy and could consider adopting instead. She really needs a new home. I do not want to drop her off at a shelter or a rescue. What else can I do to help her find a new home?

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Is she good with kids and cats? We have a 4-month-old Heeler puppy with a large fenced in yard. What area are you from?

Anonymous

You can advertise her in your local paper, but before doing that you need to take her to the vet. She may have a tattoo or a microchip that could lead you to her owners. If she does not have either of those, then finding her a home is the next best thing. No-kill shelters and breed-specific rescues are places that you can also contact and still keep the dog in your home until they find someone whom wants to adopt her as well.

Anonymous asked:
I just got a 1-year-old female Blue Heeler, is it still time to train her in obedience?

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You can train any dog at any age in obedience. Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer to get into a class and get lots of yummy treats!

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Are white blues rare in the Blue Heeler? I have one that is pure white with spots but pure white.

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White with spots is a rare mutant coloration for the Australian Cattle Dog. It is a mutant gene that causes it. I would suggest taking your dog to the vet and doing a hearing test as the mutant gene that causes the white coat can cause deafness.

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Updated: 8/3/2015